In recognition of the 50th Earth Day. Kuusakoski Recycling joined individuals and organizations around the world in celebration of the earth.
“In these difficult times, we mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a day when the world comes together to celebrate our planet”, Mandi Rehder, CEO of Kuusakoski, US, said in a news release from the company.
"Recycling is an essential component in the health of both the environment and the global economy. It is our hope that the role recycling plays in the preservation of the earth and its many resources will be recognized for generations to come.”
The Kuusakoski companies are a family-owned, over 100-year-old, global leader in recycling.
Kuusakoski and Vintage Tech’s three U.S. locations, one of which is located in Plainfield, have been deemed essential, continuing operations and normal business hours.
In addition, the company's residential drop-off program continues to accept residential electronics while adhering to CDC and other governmental best practices.
This includes no person to person interaction at all of our drop-off locations.
Each year, the U.S. scrap recycling industry processes 138 million metric tons of materials, thereby transforming society’s outdated and obsolete products and materials into useful raw materials needed to produce new products.
In doing so, the scrap recycling industry has made great savings in both energy and natural resources and thus has had an extremely positive impact on our environment.
Furthermore, by purchasing products at the end of their life and processing them back into raw materials used to manufacture new products, scrap recycling reduces the need for virgin materials, such as iron ore, trees and other natural resources.
Recycling reduces energy consumption and the emission of greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change, while helping to maintain a steady supply of raw materials for the U.S. and global economies
Kuusakoski, US is a member of ISRI, the Voice of the Recycling Industry.
ISRI represents 1,300 manufacturers and processors, brokers and industrial consumers of scrap commodities, including ferrous and nonferrous metals, paper, electronics, rubber, plastics, glass, and textiles.