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When it comes to the world of recycling, with advancements in technology, and improvements in residential programs, questions naturally arise about what and how to recycle. While residents try to recycle, their questions about the program often remain unanswered, and they aren’t sure where to go for clarification. During Earth Month, 2015, we would like to give you the opportunity to take your recycling questions right to the experts.

 

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When people talk about using less energy, the terms energy conservation and energy efficiency are probably mentioned. While these words are closely related, their meanings differ.

 

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Sustainability…the buzz word of 2006 that’s still buzzing. What is this term that’s come to define everything from reducing water usage to increasing business profit?

 

Look up the word sustainability online, and the descriptions that appear include jargon, hackneyed, misused, overused, and well…I think you get the picture.

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Buying in bulk is a concept that has gained popularity through the years, mostly because it's a great way to save money, but also because it's environmentally friendly.

 

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Our team at Midwest Fiber is pleased to announce that 2014 proved to be a record year for recycling, thanks to the businesses and municipalities throughout the Midwest that desire to divert recyclable materials from the waste stream.

 

As a result of their efforts, they recycled 318,876,000 pounds of commodities, diverting enough material from the landfill to cover 96 football fields...3 feet deep!! As you can imagine, this volume saves a significant amount of natural resources and landfill space.

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  • Marie says #
    I wonder how much space a pound of air takes up? That has to be a huge amount considering air is what it is.

   


Recycling benefits the air and water by creating a net reduction in ten major categories of air pollutants and eight major categories of water pollutants.

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