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www.closetheloop.com Close the Loop works with US manufacturers who produce high quality & unique recycled products from waste tires, plastic milk jugs & glass bottles. We are working to increase ...

www.closetheloop.com Close the Loop works with US manufacturers who produce high quality & unique recycled products from waste tires, plastic milk jugs & glass bottles. We are working to increase consumer confidence, awareness and demand for recycled content products and help grow markets. We strive to encourage people to view our waste as a valuable resource.
Close the Loop offers many eco-friendly recycled products that you may be interested in using on your designs. Anything from our 100% recycled plastic, solid fencing and composite lumber, to mulches made of rubber and glass, and landscape timbers.

Buying US-made recycled products from Close the Loop supports small, progressive, environmentally responsible product manufacturers who create innovative materials, recycled products and green building materials, and gain valuable LEED points.

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  • Close the Loop, LLC Be part of the solution Presentation
  • Close the Loop What are the biggest waste problems out there, and who is solving them? Made in USA Triple bottom line ~ People, Planet, Profit Organized free community events GIVE & TAKE DAY and WEBSITE BUILDING workshops.
  • To truly “close the loop”, we need to do 3 things:1) Collect: recycle our waste2) Manufacture: make something new out of it3) Purchase: buy recycled
  • According to the EPA, the waste materials generated in the US annually: Plastics - 30 million tons of plastic waste (nearly 60 billion pounds). Only 7% of plastic waste was recycled in 2006 Glass – 13.2 million tons of glass, about 22 % recycled Tires – 290 million tires in the US, 12 million in Pennsylvania alone.
  • PlasticWaste
  • …can be turned into Plastic Wood Fencing…can be turned into Plastic Wood Fencingcompost bins, raised gardens, furniture, etc.
  • Recycling is voluntary, it isNOT MANDATED by theUS Government
  • Recycled HDPE Plastic Post & Rail FencingImpact onEnvironment Vinyl Fencing ~ VOCs Wooden Split-Rail in MFG & destroys forests Disposal/Incinerating PVC High Low Maintenance
  • Attributes & Close the Loop Wood Fencing Vinyl FencingBenefits: Recycled Plastic FencingDurability/Longevity ✔ X ✔LowMaintenance ✔ X ✔AestheticallyPleasing ✔ ✔ ✔Generates NoVOC’s ✔ ✔ X
  • Plastic Recycling in the USA 2008Source: 2008 United States National Post-Consumer PlasticsBottle Recycling Report
  • Glass Waste
  • …can be turned into a sparkling garden glasswalkway or used in a gas fire pit
  • Tire piles litter our countrysideNo known decomposition rate:
  • Tires can be turned intoplayground surfacing, horsefooting, rubber timbers &tiles…
  • • Manufacturing jobs have dropped to their lowest level since 1941, below 9% of workforce for the first time.• We believe we need to get back to manufacturing in the USA, and support these manufacturers by purchasing and using their recycled products.
  • Impacts of Buying US Made Recycled Products Investing in American made products creates jobs Sets a good example & helps our economy Long-term economic and environmental benefits. What better raw material to use than our waste materials transformed into a valuable resource ~ in nature there is no waste.
  • Leave less of a footprint on the earth…
  • www.closetheloop.com