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Complete the Recycling Loop

You help close the recycling loop by buying new products made from recycled materials. There are thousands of products that contain recycled content. When you go shopping, look for the following: Products that can be easily recycled Products that contain recycled content Below are some of the terms used: Recycled-content product – The product was manufactured with recycled materials either collected from a recycling program or from waste recovered during the normal manufacturing process. The label will sometimes include how much of the content

How to recycle your lightbulbs

Do you know how many light bulb sockets you have in your home or business? With all of the bulbs… and replacing them, we often stop right before sticking it into the trash can and wonder, am I disposing of this properly?  When a light bulb burns out, you have several choices for replacing it…. but how do you dispose of it? From incandescent to LEDs and fluorescents, how you dispose of them really depends upon the type of light bulb.  Taking

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Responsible Recycling

DID YOU KNOW? A Message from the EPA Benefits of Recycling Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators Conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals Increases economic security by tapping a domestic source of materials Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials Saves energy Supports American manufacturing and conserves valuable resources Helps create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States

EPA Recycling Report

The Recycling Economic Information (REI) Report aims to increase the understanding of the economic implications of material reuse and recycling. How our society uses materials is fundamental to our economic and environmental future. Global competition for finite resources will intensify as world population and economies grow. More productive and less impactful use of materials helps our society remain economically competitive, contributes to our prosperity and protects the environment in a resource-constrained future. By converting waste materials into valuable raw materials,