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Welcome to Midwest Fiber Recycling. Since 1990, we have been Central Illinois’ leader in full-service recycling options. We are devoted to finding creative and innovative solutions to our clients’ business recycling needs. We hope this resource center answers all your questions about recycling, its importance, and its value to both your company and our environment.

 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates the average (across different products and industries) recycling rate to be 32.5 percent. What happens to the remaining non-recycled waste? According to the EPA, 12.5 percent is burned in incineration facilities (spewing hazardous emissions to the atmosphere) while the remaining 55 percent (well over half of the estimated 251 million tons of solid waste produced in a year) is deposited in landfills across the country. Clearly, there is a room for recycling to grow in this country.

 

 


Reference Links:

 

Benefits of Recycling


The History of Recycling

 

Recycling and Waste Reduction in McLean County


Resource Recycling Magazine


EPA: Municipal Solid Waste in the United State 2007 Facts and Figures


Resource Recycling

 

Why Recycle?

   


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Recycled paper supplies more than 37% of the raw materials used to make new paper products in the U.S. Without recycling, this material would come from trees. Every ton of newsprint or mixed paper recycled is the equivalent of 12 trees. Every ton of office paper recycled is the equivalent of 24 trees.

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