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GameDay College Football Recycling Contest

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 28, 2014

Some of the largest colleges and universities in the country will be battling at the recycling bin this fall.

The GameDay Recycling Challenge, an annual materials diversion competition, has opened up its registration process for the 2014 season. The concept asks each participating school to pick one, or more, of its football team's home games and to track how much material goes into recycling or compost receptacles at stadiums and tailgate areas.

Schools compete against their conference rivals in categories such as total amount diverted and recycling rate, and national winners are recognized at the end of the season.

Nearly 90 colleges and universities participated in the GameDay competition last year, an effort that led to 1.46 million pounds of material being diverted from landfill.

The competition is managed by CURC, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Wastewise Program, Keep America Beautiful, and RecycleMania, Inc. Interested in registering? Click here.

Or check out if you are looking for recycling collection containers, such as our Encore recycle boxes, for your school's participation in the GameDay Challenge! Work. Play. Recycle.



Fibrex Group VP Writes Article for Defense Communities Magazine

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fibrex Group’s VP of Marketing, Suzanne Leenders, has contributed an article called ‘Closing the Loop’ in Defense Communities magazine July/August 2014 offering . This magazine focuses on military housing, lodging & lifestyles for the American armed forces and their base installations.

Defense Communities is designed to keep those who operate and manage the whole spectrum of military housing and facilities maintenance informed on the industry’s latest technology, products, and services. It provides a forum for members to share lessons learned, news and events, and training opportunities and updates.

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Beach in AL Adds Recycling Containers and Saves Money While Beautifying

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A month after Councilman Jason Dyken expressed concerns about the "atrocious" condition of the beach after the Fourth of July holiday, the city's Public Works Department is seeing some success with a pilot trash-sorting and recycling program.

The city has added two trash receptacles every 100 feet along its public beach -- one for regular garbage and the other for aluminum -- most beach-goers don't recycle and the majority of the city's coastline is lined with private condos and homes.

To combat the endless stream of trash, the Public Works Department implemented a pilot program last month with more frequent pickups covering a much larger area.

The city is working with beach service company employees who pick up trash around the beach. The city crews now pick up the additional trash and recycling containers and sort through it a block from the beach.

During peak beach traffic days, the crews collect 100 bags daily and have found that about 70% of the trash is recyclable.

In just over a three-week period, the city collected about 3,000 pounds of aluminum cans alone.

Jones said the project is still in its early stages but is producing some impressive results.

In addition to cans and plastic bottles, the city is also recycling tent frames and metal chairs that are often left abandoned along the beach after vacationers go home.

Hand said the sorting and recycling program has substantially reduced the amount of trash being hauled to the landfill.

Wise Recycling LLC, was so impressed with the amount of recyclables that it's letting the city use a 30-yard container for free.

The city gets $640 for each ton of aluminum that is recycled.

For more information on recycling programs and recycling containers for public beaches, parks and public green spaces, contact the Fibrex Group.

Bureau of Engraving & Printing Purchase Mobius DS 3 Units

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Bureau of Engraving & Printing (BEP) is utilizing the Fibrex Group’s Mobius recycling stations in their Maryland offices for recycling collection. The Mobius Designer Series combines recycling and high-end design at an affordable price. This is one of Fibrex’s most attractive units and is perfect for use in high profile areas such as airports, office buildings, schools and universities. The innovative Mobius recycling station comes standard with one, two, three or four compartments featuring molded drop-in openings for collecting bottles & cans, paper products and trash. Each compartment holds up to 25 gallons and is fitted with a rigid plastic liner. These new indoor recycling stations are available in an unlimited combination of colors and finishes, and are perfect for even the most discriminate of locations.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (@burofengburofen) had its foundations in 1862 with workers signing, separating, and trimming sheets of Demand Notes in the Treasury building.  Gradually, more and more work, including engraving and printing, was entrusted to the organization.  Within a few years, the BEP was producing Fractional Currency, revenue stamps, government obligations, and other security documents for many federal agencies.  In 1877, the BEP became the sole producer of all United States currency.  The addition of postage stamp production to its workload in 1894 established the BEP as the nation's security printer, responding to the needs of the U.S. Government in both times of peace and war.  Today, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing no longer produces government obligations or postage stamps, but it still holds the honor of being the largest producer of Government security documents with production facilities in Washington, DC, and in Fort Worth, Texas.

Made in the USA since 1990, Fibrex Group’s green-design products are made from sustainable resources and always contain the maximum possible recycled content. We offer very competitive factory direct pricing on our entire selection of eco-friendly design products which are built to last and covered by the best warranties in the industry.