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Survey: Recycling valuable and important

June 26, 2012

CHICAGO — A survey conducted by CFR Corporation finds that fully 70 percent of those surveyed believe recycling is "personally" important to them and their employers and is also important to sustainability in general, according to a press release.

Asked which items are most often recycled at their facilities, 56 percent indicated that cardboard and packaging materials are the items recycled most frequently, the release stated.

According to the release, virtually all of the rest of the respondents reported that paper products are the items they recycle most.

Sixty percent indicated that they do not have anyone specifically in charge of recycling in their facilities, the release added.

"This can be a problem. In most cases, a successful recycling program needs someone in charge to organize the program and make it work," said Doug Berjer, product manager for CFR.

Click here to read the complete release.