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Make a Difference for National Parks

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Fibrex GroupAfter the retail frenzy that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you may have a bit of a retail hangover. The cure for that slightly sick feeling could be the great feeling you get from helping others, and that's what Giving Tuesday is all about. Claire Costello, national philanthropic practice executive with U.S. Trust, answers key questions about the event, held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

Q: What is Giving Tuesday?

A: Giving Tuesday is a globally celebrated day of giving back. The holiday has gained massive influence thanks to the power of social media, with #GivingTuesday serving as a call-to-action for people around the world to donate money, time and talent to the causes they care most about. The day is also intended to signify the kickoff to the charitable giving season surrounding the holidays and annual year-end giving — though, for many, giving starts even earlier or is a year-round activity.

Tomorrow you can double your donation to the National Park Foundation. #GivingTuesday is the perfect day to share your passion. Especially since a long time donor and friend to the National Park Foundation will be matching every gift up to $50,000! It’s only happening on November 29, so please give and show your support for the National Park Service and their mission.

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Celebrate 'Blue Friday' with a consumer cleanup initiative

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Instead of encouraging the traditional Black Friday shopping on Nov. 25, retailer United By Blue will be celebrating a nationwide cleanup initiative dubbed "Blue Friday" that encourages consumers to take action against waste and litter.

The company — which has a mission of removing one pound of waste from the ocean for every product sold — has already sold out of its free "Blue Friday Cleanup Kit" including gloves and trash bags. A downloadable guide gives advice on safe collection, recycling separation and location selection for anyone else who wants to participate.

United by Blue will also be providing some cleanup supplies at its Philadelphia and New York brick-and-mortar stores. The company intends to encourage consumers to organize their own local cleanup efforts and share them on social media using #BlueMovement.

*Original article and image posted by Waste Dive

America Recycles Day Discount from the Fibrex Group

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 16, 2016

In honor of America Recycles Day on November 15, Fibrex Group is supporting the movement that the entire country should recycle more. Americans recycle just 35% of our waste and we need YOU to help us change that.

Think for a moment about all the trash you produce in a day. If you’re like the average American, you generate 4.4 pounds of trash in just one 24 hour period. Instead of all that trash going into a landfill, help us ensure that more of it gets recycled and given a new life.

Check out for the most attractive & economical recycling solutions for your office, university, dorm room, school, home, or apartment building. Our vast line of products can accommodate any recycling program of any size. We are also offering a 15% discount off our entire line of products! (Exceptions apply. See below**). Just mention our America Recycles Day promotion when you call or make on online request.

Work. Play. Recycle.

**15% discount does not apply to the Steora Solar Bench or Play Mart product lines**

Applies to new quotes & orders only. Offer expires 11/30/16

Watch Leonardo DiCaprio's Climate Change Documentary For Free

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

When he's not making the most iconic films of our time or making love to the world's most beautiful women, Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio is attempting to save the world. As a consistent activist for our planet's environment, the acclaimed actor has used his leverage, intelligence, and booming voice for good in this world. Traveling around the planet to the places where climate change is felt the most, Leonardo DiCaprio makes a desperate case to viewers in "Before the Flood" begging the world to pay attention and wise up.

“Climate change is the most critical and urgent problem facing our world today, and it must be a top issue for voters this Election Day,” the actors told The Hollywood Reporter. “We need leaders not only in the United States, but across the globe, who believe in the science of climate change and who have the courage to take a stand for our planet.”

Watch DiCaprio's "Before the Flood" for free here.



America Recycles Day - How Can YOU Get Involved?

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 01, 2016

America Recycles Day (ARD) has been the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States since 1997. Every year on and around Nov. 15, thousands of local event organizers mobilize throughout their community to educate millions of people about recycling within their communities.

One of the biggest barriers to recycling is knowing what items can (can cannot) be recycled.

This year, the National Recycling Coalition is working with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) to promote and spread awareness of what can be recycled, and how to recycle it correctly, in celebration of America Recycles Day. We invite you to plan your own ARD event by taking advantage of the wide variety of tools and resources KAB offers to make event planning easy and successful. Once planned, register your event here - this allows your event to become part of the national network of America Recycles Day events!

"America Recycles Day provides the encouragement and 'know how' to make recycling a common practice every day of the year," said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful. "We invite you to host an event in your community -  invite your family and friends from work, school, your neighbor to participate in America Recycles Day and to take the #BeRecycled Pledge in a collective national effort to improve recycling in our country."

Events can be scheduled at any time during the fall leading into the official America Recycles Day celebration on Tuesday, November 15.

Additionally, as part of the campaign, we encourage you to live a recycled lifestyle by taking the #BeRecycled Pledge, which is a promise to actively choose to live a recycled lifestyle by committing to "Reduce. Reuse. Recycle." in all aspects of daily life. This includes:

  • Recycling at home, work/school and on-the-go;
  • Buying products made with recycled content; and
  • Educating and encouraging friends, family and neighbors to take the #BeRecycled Pledge.