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Free Shipping on Box Style Recycle Bins Until August 31

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 28, 2011

Searching for that low-cost recycling solution for your hotel/resort property, office, dorm, lobby, lunchroom, school or home? The Fibrex line of Box style Recycle Bins are the perfect, low cost recycling containers for all types of recyclables in all types of locations. It is available in 32 or 44 gallon capacity and can be easily customized to fit your specific recycling needs. The Recycle Box is designed to enhance any establishment and will help you meet your “going green” goals by increasing recycling rates at your facility. These durable but lightweight recycling containers are made of a corrugated plastic material to make them sturdy and semi weather resistant.

This box style Recycle Bin is very economical, yet sturdy and flexible enough to be used at a wide variety of indoor and outdoor venues. Fibrex offers many standard graphics, as well as attractive custom designs for use at grocery stores, schools, offices, warehouses, hotel/resort properties, malls, churches, golf courses, stadiums, hospitals, airports, zoos/aquariums and many, many more.

The Box Recycle bin is designed to maximize strength with minimal use of materials. The boxes fold flat for easy storage and transportation, and can be assembled in minutes. At less than two pounds and collapsible, this recycling bin is easy to move to the places where it is most needed. All Recycle Boxes are 100% recyclable and made with a minimum 30% recycled content.

Contact Fibrex for a free quote or to have any questions answered about the Recycle Box or any of our recycling solutions. Free shipping on the Box Recycle Bin ends on August 31, 2011.

Broward County Campgrounds Make it Easy for Campers to Recycle

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Camping is the number one outdoor vacation activity in America, according to the Travel Industry Association trade group. They also report that one-third of adults in the U.S. have gone on camping trips in the past five years. Camping continues to be a strong and viable vacation option even in this uncertain economy. Many retirees opt for camping in their golden years, rather than staying in their homes. Families are also going tent and RV camping more frequently these days.

Most of us take the time to recycle at home. But when you are visiting different campgrounds, it is not as easy to recycle when the option is not made available to you. Surprisingly, many campgrounds do not recycle.

If a campground doesn't provide recycling receptacles for their visitors, the limited space in an RV can fill quickly while the visitor stores recyclables to be offloaded once they've left the park. Campgrounds need to make recycling containers available to the growing number of campers.

Recycling opportunities for campers and picnickers exist at all five full-facility Broward County, Florida campgrounds.  Broward County has been utilizing the Profile 6 Recycling containers to make it more convenient for campers to maintain their recycling programs when out in the wilderness, thus reducing their carbon footprint while visiting the beauty of nature.

The Profile line of containers, manufactured by the Fibrex Group, are very attractive in appearance and easy to use. Made from quality fiberglass with a high gloss gelcoat finish, these containers need little maintenance and will perform beautifully year after year.

It seems logical that campgrounds would be one of the most obvious places to be green and close the loop.  If you would like more information on how you can implement a recycling program at your state park, campground or picnic area contact the Fibrex Group.

Recycling Centers for Beaches and Boardwalks Help Tourists Keep the Shoreline Clean

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ahhh, the beach:  sand, surf, sun, & seagulls. There's something about the calming sound of the waves and the relaxing feel of the sand between your toes.

However, coastal development, erosion, and water pollution are issues that go hand in hand with shoreline development. Increasing numbers of tourists visiting beaches every year take an environmental toll, putting coastal areas and the wildlife that inhabit them at risk. Careless visitors and an insufficient amount of trash and recycling containers are a danger to our beaches and boardwalks.

The City of Miami Beach, Florida understands both the importance of keeping their city clean and their tourists happy, as well as the environmental implications of bad trash collecting and recycling habits. The City is utilizing the Envirodesign Recycled Plastic Lumber Recycling Centers for their beachfront areas. These recycling centers are made from 95% post consumer content recycled plastic (milk jugs) and are available in 25, 32, or 55 gallon options. They are made in many sizes and colors and are designed especially for the collection of both waste and recyclables at non-residential locations.

The Envirodesign Recycling Receptacles best serves the needs of the Miami Beach community because their modular configuration offers the perfect option for public area recycling and waste collection centers.

When visiting your local beach this summer, make a difference. Recycling is one of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Leave those footprints on the sand only!

Look for Recycling Stations at Rest Stops and Welcome Centers

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 07, 2011

With the summer months come family vacations and road trips. How many of you have stopped at one of the numerous Welcome Centers or Rest Areas at the side of the road en-route to your destination? Keeping these respites attractive, landscaped and clean is imperative to the face of the city or state in which they are located. The Town of Nags Head's Welcome Center in North Carolina understands this and has incorporated the Profile 6 recycling container in their welcome center and various locations throughout the beach community.

The Profile line of recycling collection containers, manufactured by The Fibrex Group, are very attractive in appearance and easy to use. Made from quality fiberglass with a high gloss gelcoat finish, these containers need little maintenance and will perform beautifully year after year.

Rest stops are built to allow motorists to rest on long trips, eat, refuel, and get directions and brochures from the information booth. Most states across the country have rest stops within the first 10 miles of their state border for tourists to visit. The point is to allow the motorist a place to stop without putting them on unfamiliar roads.  Since there is a large amount of waste generated at welcome centers on the highway, recycling containers are a must.

Welcome Centers and Rest Areas set the tone and image of the state in which they are located. It is essential to make it convenient for visitors to continue their practice of recycling while on vacation, as well as maintaining the ecology of the locality.  For more information on Recycling containers for the welcome centers and rest areas in your state, contact the Fibrex Group today.

Resort Recycling, Necessary and on the Rise

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Resort communities are part of one of our nation’s most important and fastest growing industries. Travel and tourism accounts for a large percent of all international trade. Since 1950, total annual expenditure on tourism has risen from $2 billion to annual worldwide revenues of $476 billion. This amount exceeds the combined Gross National Product of the world’s 55 poorest countries.
Every community needs a recycling program in place. However, for those communities that rely on tourism as a mainstay for their local economy, it is even more important.

It is human nature to care for our own space and communities more than we care for other's. Therefore, it is very important for areas that rely on scenic views and beautiful vistas to provide easy recycling and waste disposal for their guests.

As visitors to new locations, we do not necessarily notice when a resort location is spotless and clean, but we do notice when it is dirty and littered with trash. When a community counts on tourism, especially if it is seasonal, it is imperative that that community is clean.

However, aside from the economic benefits to recycling: tourism revenue, job opportunities and utilization of resources; there are obviously other benefits as well. Mountains and oceans comprise the majority of vacation destinations and represent more than half of the the earth's fragile life sustaining ecosystems.  Ocean and mountain environments are sensitive and are essential for normalizing climate. Increased access to these areas means that tourism has become a source of environmental stress and often significant environmental degradation. The tourism industry is obligated to minimize environmental degradation. 

Cities such as North Myrtle Beach rise to the challenge.  Fibrex Group supplied the Profile 6 recycling container to North Myrtle Beach to minimize the negative environmental effect of their tourism industry. With this area of South Carolina being a resort and recreation area, and reliant on the economics of tourism, Myrtle Beach felt obligated to keep the area clean by having access to recycling containers for visitors.

By taking the time to recycle, you reduce the need for landfills and incineration while simultaneously helping to conserve national resources such as timber, water, and minerals, sustaining the environment for future generations.