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America Recycles Day 2019 – NRC Mixed Paper Pledge

2 WINNERS of this nifty little zero waste to-go kit (sorry, food not included) will be drawn at the end of November! Submit your pledge for a chance to win!

Nebraska Recycling Council Mixed Paper Pledge

The average American consumes almost SIX 40-FOOT TALL TREES worth of paper each year, and about 40% of that is what the recycling industry calls “mixed paper.” Currently, and for the foreseeable future, mixed paper has no value in the recovered commodities market, yet it comprises about 40% of the material processed at Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in the U.S., so it’s doubly important to reduce consumption because it drives up the cost of recycling for everything else. As an individual, I must fight for what I stand for, for the good of the earth and its people, through my actions.
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  • Nebraska Recycling Council will send you a confirmation of your pledge.