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Recycling is an important component of the greater goal of sustaining the earth's natural resources, whereby adding recyclable material to the manufacturing of new products, the percentage of natural, virgin resources such as trees, oil, minerals and ores is greatly reduced. Recycling has been practiced by manufacturers for centuries and though such practice was originally employed as a cost-saving measure, it did nonetheless contribute to sustaining precious resources for many years.
At Metropolitan Recycling, where paper accounts for the greatest percentage of recyclable material, we collect and sort every type of paper manufactured today- corrugated cardboard boxes from large retailers and supermarkets; newspapers, magazines and catalogs from businesses and institutions; writing paper, envelopes, file-folders and reports from large office buildings – and process such recyclable paper for re-entry into the cycle of manufacturing. Paper can actually be recycled seven times before it completely decomposes.
In addition to paper Metropolitan Recycling also collects and sorts rigid plastic, plastic film, and various forms of recyclable metal.
By recycling, a business practices a most responsible act and demonstrates a commitment to sustaining the environment in which it operates, and further demonstrates a commitment to the well being of future generations.