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Record Year

 

We are pleased to announce that 2015 was another record year for recycling as businesses and communities throughout the Midwest reached new heights in green initiatives! In one year alone, 338,804,000 pounds of material was diverted from the landfill through Midwest Fiber’s wide range of recycling services.

 

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Whether you’re sharing adventures with favorite characters, exploring places across time and distance, solving intriguing mysteries, or venturing into a temporary world that leaves you turning pages until late hours of the night, there’s nothing like the captivating world of literature!

 

No matter how much you enjoy reading, you’ll probably reach a point of needing to find a new home for your books, or a sustainable disposal option. Even favorite books with worn, yellow pages and broken binding from years of use reach a point of needing to be replaced. So the questions is, what are your options?

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Did you invite friends over to watch the big game, or enjoy a night with the family? If the answer is yes, then there was probably food involved.

 

And if any of that culinary deliciousness came in cans or plastic containers, there’s a good chance the packages are recyclable! Touchdown!!

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If you work at an office, what is something that you probably use almost every day? Whether you need to write a quick reminder note, print a report, mail a letter, or construct a mini-airplane, sooner or later you’re going to need paper!

 

While it’s always best to reduce waste when we can through digital options, sooner or later a hard copy becomes necessary. And that’s when recycling comes in handy!

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When a New Year begins, there’s always something compelling about making New Year’s resolutions. Maybe it’s because we want the New Year to be the best one yet, or maybe we need something to focus on during the remaining cold months of winter besides moving to a warmer climate. Whatever the reason, it’s a good idea to make improvements.

 

We’ve received a few questions from enthusiastic residents aiming to increase the quantity and quality of their recycling at home. Impressed with this mentality, we're always happy to help where we can!

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When one ton of steel is recycled, 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone are conserved.

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