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Halloween is quickly approaching, and the scamble to find the perfect costume is on!

 

If you're someone who likes to make your own costumes, either to save money or simply enjoy some craft time, we gathered ideas that will hopefully come in handy!

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, C.O.P.S. is launching its 5th “Shred for the Cure” campaign for Susan G. Komen!

 

Midwest Fiber's Sister Company, C.O.P.S. Paper Shredding, is excited to start the next "Shred for the Cure" this October! The initiative has seen increasing levels of participation since it began in 2012, and the last 4 years produced a total donation amount of $17,727.64! This contribution wouldn’t have been possible without the involvement of businesses supporting the initiative by scheduling their shred jobs with C.O.P.S. during the month of October.

 

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The 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) are an increasingly common theme today. While all 3 work together to limit waste and promote sustainability, each category has its own unique skill set.

 

For example, when dealing with waste reduction, critical thinking is needed to plan stream-line processes that create the least amount of waste possible. When reusing material, creativity is a vital part of coming up with new purposes for common materials, and recycling takes on an economical and commercial role in waste reduction.

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As a new fiscal year begins for many businesses, reevaluation is in the air! Questions like how many programs are in place, what is the cost to benefit analysis of each program, how can we maximize efficiency, and you can probably complete the subsequent stream of questions that will flood the conference room on this topic.

 

The review and analysis of processes can be daunting, especially when markets are constantly changing, but it’s an important part of any business strategy.

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Earth month generates a lot of activity in the world of recycling, and one of the things I like most about participating in community events is the opportunity to listen to people and hear first-hand what they think is convenient about recycling, what they find confusing, and the terrific ideas they have about keeping the recycling process efficient at home.

 

A couple moms that I spoke with shared wonderful ways that their kids get involved in the family recycling operation. They exclaimed that their children enjoy being in charge of something, and (whether they realize it or not) learn important information along the way.

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