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Recycle More This World Cup

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

While enjoying the World Cup, remember to support the environment as well as your team by recycling all that you can.

The World Cup... It's one of the greatest shows on the planet, full of skill and passion, glory and controversy. More than a quarter of a billion people worldwide will watch the action from Brazil and millions of us in the United States will join them.

If you're planning a World Cup party or big-match barbecue , or even just giving the oven a rest and ordering a delivery pizza to enjoy while you're watching a game, one thing's for sure – all these World Cup celebrations will create lots of extra waste, the majority of which can be recycled.

There are a lot of items you can recycle quickly and easily, including drink cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles and jars, foil trays, cardboard boxes and takeaway cartons. Perhaps you can practice before the big match? Look for recycle bins and make use of them when disposing of your trash.

All you have to do is make sure it's clean and then put it in your recycling bin. It will take seconds to do but will save a lot more than you think!

What happens to your recycling?

Aluminum cans are 100% recyclable; they can be recycled again and again and can be back on the shelf within 60 days! One soda can, over the cycle of a year, can be recycled eight times. This saves enough energy to make another 160 cans.

It takes a quarter of the energy to make a plastic bottle from recycled plastic as it does from new materials making it worthwhile recycling those extra bottles.

You might be surprised at what recyclable items can be turned into:

  • glass bottles can be turned back into more bottles and jars again and again
  • 25 drinks bottles can become a fleece jacket
  • plastic bottles can be turned into new park benches.  

Some info from Wyre Council UK

Fun New Interactive Online Recycling Game Introduced

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 04, 2014

As a part of Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council’s “I Want To Be Recycled” campaign, St. John & Partners has created a new interactive online game called Super Sorter that shows people different ways items can be sorted and recycled.

The Super Sorter game takes place in a material recovery facility (MRF) where mixed recyclables are separated by different types of sorters. The goal of the game is to sort all of the materials in the queue as they progress down the conveyor belt and send the recyclables on their way to becoming something new and valuable.  If you miss too many recyclables, and they end up in the landfill, you lose the level. Complete all seven levels and you are a Super Sorter!

See how recycled materials can be transformed into new, exciting and useful things. The game is free and can be played at

Created by Keep America Beautiful and Ad Council, the "I Want To Be Recycled' campaign builds on a great legacy of environmentally-focused public service announcements (PSAs), targeting sporadic recyclers and aiming to generate awareness and understanding of how, where and what to recycle. The Super Sorter game was created to engage a new generation of environmental stewards, building on data showing that 97% of teens ( and more than 4 in 5 young adults) play computer, web, portable or console games.

If you are interested in getting information on the original Super Sorter recycling-waste bin product offered by The Fibrex Group, please click here . These units come in a single capacity up to 4 streams of collection. The Super Sorter is built to be durable, long-lasting and easy to empty. With its security features, attractive design and flexibility in indoor/outdoor applications, they are an excellent solution for centralized recycling and waste collection. Custom signage designed for the frame system is available directly from The Fibrex Group. All Super Sorter Series products come with Super Sorter Openings to ensure high quality separation of recyclables.

 **Excerpts from Douglas Gould & Company