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NR 2002-09
February 14, 2002

Contact: Carol Dahmen
Mark Oldfield
Don Drysdale
Ed Wilson
(916) 323-1886

RECYCLED PRODUCTS TRADE SHOW
BRINGS DIVERTED DISCARDS BACK TO LIFE

SACRAMENTO – Businesses, government agencies and everyday consumers looking to “close the loop” by buying recycled-content products can’t afford to miss the Third Annual Recycled Product Trade Show April 4 & 5 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.

The price is right, too: free admission to peruse more than 100 exhibits and informational booths. Visitors will experience a high-energy, interactive environment in which to see, touch and feel a wide variety of high-quality recycled-content products.

Sponsored by the California Integrated Waste Management Board and Department of General Services, the Recycled Product Trade Show highlights hundreds of environmentally friendly products, from office furniture and playground equipment to art and new home construction products. All of the products incorporate extensive recycling and reuse methods.

The California Department of Conservation, which oversees the state’s beverage container recycling program, is an enthusiastic supporter of the show. DOC will be on hand with knowledgeable staff at one of the many display booths, as well as the department’s new traveling exhibit trailer that holds a host of products made from recycled glass, plastic and aluminum.

DOC Director Darryl Young encourages Californians to see for themselves the innovative items and everyday products that result when we remember to use the recycling bin instead of the trash can.

“Recycling is only part of the waste diversion equation,” Young said. “When we buy recycled content products, we reduce the demand for natural resources and create more demand for the raw materials created when we recycle in the first place.”

The show is designed to bring potential buyers face-to-face with recycled content products and the people who make them. Open to everyone, the event is of particular interest to state and local government staff responsible for meeting state recycled content

product procurement mandates. The show can also be valuable for businesses interested in making environmentally positive purchasing decisions, as well as anyone interested in learning about the benefits of purchasing recycled content products. Those benefits include:

  • Conservation of energy and natural resources

  • Conservation of landfill space

  • Reduced manufacturing waste and pollution

  • Job creation

The California Integrated Waste Management Board’s Web address is www.ciwmb.ca.gov.

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