Green Recycling Products Blog

RecycleMania is Back Again for 2014

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 26, 2014

RecycleMania announced that more than 450 schools are participating in its 2014 competition, which entices colleges and universities in all 50 states to engaging in a recycling rumble. The contest aligns with the end of the college basketball season and is now in its 14th year! It is managed by Keep America Beautiful and sponsored by Alcoa Foundation, the American Forest & Paper Association, The Coca-Cola Company and SCA Tissue.

The Fibrex Group line of recycling containers is the perfect solution to improve your recycling rates on campus in dorms, cafeterias, stadiums and educational buildings. Our diverse line of products, including the indoor Mobius DS & Flex and outdoor Envirodesign clusters, are budget & user friendly and can all be customized with your school’s graphics.

Fibrex even carries a line of recycling wastebaskets & curbside recycling bins for individual dorm rooms so that students can still recycle in their rooms, and then transfer the recyclables to centrally located stations throughout the building. Check out our website for further details . Or give us a call and we can assist you with setting up a recycling program on your campus! 

Oil Collection Containers for Public Collection Sites– Charleston, Columbia, SC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Recycling used motor oil is easy and convenient in South Carolina. In fact, South Carolina has one of the best and most comprehensive programs for the Do-It-Yourself Oil Changer in the country. There are more than 900 collection sites that accept used motor oil from the public. And, the majority of these oil collection sites are run by local governments. Used Oil Containers are used at these sites to make it easy for DIY’ers to collect and dispose of used oil. Many of collection containers are the Profile oil collection line from Fibrex Group.

DHEC continues to issue grants for the installation or replacement of used oil collection containers. Our recently redesigned Profile Used Oil Containers are now available in two different capacities and a wide variety of colors.  Collecting used oil from the Do-It-Yourself oil changer is easy with the Profile Oil Containers. Conveniently located used oil drop-off sites equipped with attractive and user-friendly tanks are an essential element for any successful used oil program.

The Profile 400-gallon Oil Collection Container is an attractive unit is very user friendly which improves program participation and aids in keeping the collection site clean is designed to collect used oil. This container is perfect for oil collection from the general public.

In addition to used oil, many communities are now also looking to collect used oil filters. The Igloo drum cover is an attractive and safe receptacle perfect for collecting used filters.

For more information on used oil collection containers, contact The Fibrex Group.

Fibrex Envirodesign Benches Showcased at Garden to Table Studio - Philadelphia, PA

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in collaboration with Gary Radin Design, have chosen Fibrex Group’s recycled plastic Envirodesign modern benches for inclusion in the ‘Garden to Table Studio’ at the 2014 annual Philadelphia Flower Show. Our benches will provide the seating for the audience while watching celebrity chefs during a lunchtime break-out session.

Each day the Flower Show guests will be invited to visit the ‘Garden to Table Studio’ sponsored by Organic Gardening magazine. Now located on the Flower Show floor, the studio will look and feel like a true chef’s kitchen, where free half-hour cooking demonstration will be presented each day. The Philly Flower Show will be held March 1-9, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Last year, Organic Gardening editor-in-chief Ethne Clarke, along with other members of the magazine’s editorial staff, welcomed world-renowned chefs to the state, including Daniel Stern, chef and owner of Philadelphia’s famed R2L and MidAtlantic restaurants, and Edward Lee, Organic Gardening’s Simply Fresh Contributing Chef, acclaimed chef at Louisville’s 610 Magnolia, “Iron Chef American” competitor, and James Bear finalist for Best Chef.

The exclusive design of the Envirodesign Modern recycled plastic bench is style simply stated. The slatted seating is striking in appearance providing cool seating comfort. Like all of our benches the Modern is designed to endure. The eight foot model is perfect for that area where additional seating is required. Like all of our envirodesign site furnishings the modern bench is made from 95% post consumer recycled plastic and made in the USA.

Work. Garden. Recycle.

New IPEMA Guide to Assist with ADA Compliance - DE, MD, DC, VA, NJ

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 05, 2014

As the playground industry strives to maintain compliance with playground surfacing to meet ADA standards, the International Play Equipment Manufacturer Association (IPEMA) has released a new guide that provides a complete source of regulations concerning proper installation and maintenance of all IPEMA certified playground surfaces, including; artificial turf, engineered wood fiber, interlocking tile, poured-in place and rubber mulch.

Fibrex Group is the Play Mart Playgrounds mid-Atlantic distributor for the states of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia & New Jersey. Play Mart products are IPEMA certified and approved for industry standards. Our sustainable playgrounds and surfacing options are built to last and offered with a 100 year warranty on our recycled plastic components. We offer creative designs for any playground or park. Check out our latest Early Childhood Development products for your preschool, head start or daycare.