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Buying Recycled

Why Recycle?

Read the Label, Close the Loop

Recyclables need end markets. Most of the recovered paper, plastic, metals and glass are turned into usable end products. However, recovery rates increase and commodity prices stabilize when demand for recycled materials increases. Please buy recycled products.

Still Room for Growth

  • More than 50% of the U.S. paper industry's needs are met through the use of scrap paper with nearly 200 U.S. paper mills using only recycled paper
  • 33% of U.S. aluminum supply comes from recycled materials
  • 2 out of 3 pounds of steel made in the U.S. are manufactured using ferrous recycled materials
  • 60% of the metals and alloys produced in the U.S. are made from nonferrous recycled materials

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