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Consumer behavior is commonly defined as the study of individuals, groups, or organizations and the processes they use to select, secure, use, and dispose of products, services, experiences, or ideas to satisfy needs and the impacts that these processes have on the consumer and society.

 

Whether we realize it or not, biases impact the way we select, use, and dispose of products.

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Midwest Fiber Recycling is excited to announce the acquisition of Community Resource Inc. (CRI) in Urbana, IL; a sales agreement combining two companies' capabilities, knowledgeable teams, and customized recycling services.

 

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"Wishful Recycling Threatens Single-stream Process." This article posted by NPR from Illinois State University focuses on an increasingly relevant topic in the realm of recycling. Just how much does contamination matter, and how does it affect the recycling process?

 

Similar to the 1989 film drama, Field of Dreams, the idea that “If you build it, they will come” manifests itself as wishful recycling. When presented with hard-to-recycle items, the general thought is “If I put it in the bin, it will get recycled.”

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For a material that can save 9 cubic yards of landfill space for each ton that's recycled, cardboard is also a highly sought commodity in the scrap market!

 

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Whether you’re shopping online and having items shipped to you, mailing products to a customer, or moving materials from one location to another, you’re probably going to run across (but hopefully not trip over) a cardboard box!

 

 

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Well-designed programs save money. Communities have many options available to make their programs more cost-effective, including maximizing their recycling rates, implementing pay-as-you-throw programs, and including incentives in waste management contracts that encourage disposal companies to recycle more and dispose of less.

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