Celebrating America Recycles Day

With America Recycles Day just around the corner — mark your calendars for November 15th — people all across the U.S. are going to be focusing on how they can do their part to recycle. 

At Cumberland, we are dedicated to helping companies better recycle plastic materials by developing plastic granulators and shredders that are known throughout the industry for their rugged, reliable dependability. For over 80 years, we’ve been the most trusted name in size reduction equipment, and for us, sustainability is more than a buzzword.

But what exactly is America Recycles Day? And what are the benefits of recycling? In today’s post, we’re breaking down everything you need to know. Keep reading to learn more.

Why Recycle?

A recent study completed by the Environmental Protection Agency found that “every 10,000 tons of materials recycled supports nearly 16 jobs,” and more than three-quarters of a million dollars in wages. In other words, there are more benefits to recycling than just the ones on the surface.

If you’re passionate about keeping items out of landfills, saving energy, and helping to support jobs in the United States, recycling is a great way to do it. In fact, the old motto “reduce, reuse, recycle” is making a comeback as more and more people across the U.S. recognize just how many resources recycling saves — and how many jobs it creates.

According to the EPA, a single year of recycling in the United States provides 757,000 jobs. Needless to say, more jobs means a more stable economy, both locally and on a national level.

The America Recycles Innovation Fair and Summit

To celebrate America Recycles Day, the EPA is hosting two free events which are available online and open to the public. Its Innovation Fair will be held on Monday, November 16th, while the Summit will be held the following day, Tuesday, November 17th.

These events will focus on “bringing together organizations and individuals who are interested in making a difference in recycling in the United States,” as well as “showcasing recent advances in recycling technology, product development, and materials usage.”

Reduce Your Costs and Improve Productivity

Cumberland is proud to offer a great selection of durable plastic granulators and shredders, allowing companies all over the world to gain more control over their operations. Our heavy duty granulators make it easy to handle even the most demanding of applications — from low-density fiber to heavy purging and recycling. 

The ideal solution for those in the plastics industry, our products were created to support your success with the best in high-performance size reduction equipment available on the market today. Additionally, our plastic scrap recycling process equipment helps to reduce waste in landfills, decrease costs for plastics operations, and provide rugged durability.

Do you have questions about which Cumberland product is right for you? Explore our website to learn more about the various products we offer, or find a rep today to speak with a friendly member of our team. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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