Clean River Recycling Solutions

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CleanRiver Recycling Solutions 25th Anniversary

“Thanks to all our customers, suppliers, friends and local community members who helped us celebrate our 25th anniversary. We look forward to another 25 years of empowering organizations to divert more waste from landfill.

2015 was an exciting year for CleanRiver. In September they celebrated their 25th anniversary by holding a zero waste party at their facility. CleanRiver was thrilled to have many of their customers, local community members, industry peers and suppliers join them for the day. It was fun showing people around the manufacturing plant and answering questions about their products and company; and explaining how both have changed over the last quarter of a century.

CleanRiver was proud to support the City of Cambridge's Bee Pollinator Event on April 22nd by donating 40 bee nests to local residents who attended the event at City Hall.

The bee nests are part of a pilot project produced in response to a request from Laura Rourke, EMC, who is familiar with CleanRiver's Project Nest Box initiative. CleanRiver manufacture and donate bird nest boxes to schools across North America so that they can study birds and connect to nature while also providing valuable data to Bird Studies Canada and Cornell University, U.S.

Like the bird boxes, the prototype bee nests were made from 98% recycled HDPE lumber which is the material used in CleanRiver's core business of designing and manufacturing recycling containers. Approximately 8.5million milk jugs are diverted from landfill and recycled into plastic lumber for CleanRiver products every year.

Local residents were very enthusiastic about receiving their bee nests and the children were able to easily assemble the nest boxes at the event. CleanRiver will be following up with the 40 families who received the bee nests to find out whether the bees liked their new habitats and if there are any design changes required for the prototype.

Clean River manufactures recycling containers from 97% recycled plastic, and partners with companies across North America to help them divert more waste from landfill. Key customers include Tim Hortons, Home Depot, Wilfrid Laurier University, Winnipeg University and Toronto Pearson Airport to name a few.

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