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Life Cycle of a Milk Jug

As recyclable materials come to our single-stream facility at Midwest Fiber, they enter another phase of the product life-cycle, which involves the collection of raw materials to the destruction or recycling of the final product. With some materials, like glass and aluminum, there is no limit to the number of times they can be recycled!! So, what does a product life-cycle look like? Let's trace the steps of a milk jug, and find out!

 

 

milk jug life cycle

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Guest - Marie on Saturday, 24 January 2015 16:22

I love to see the life cycle diagram like this! I hope to see more

I love to see the life cycle diagram like this! I hope to see more :)
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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.