Residents of Coventry, VT and our Canadian neighbors face the grim reality of a 51-acre expansion of the landfill. Is it too late to turn things around?
October 12th, 2018, the state granted expansion of the only landfill in the state of Vermont to expand after a lengthy public Responsiveness Summary was issued by the state.
Why is the landfill expansion needed?
As we wrote about in our July 2018 blog, the profitability of recycling mixed paper is down by an alarming 90%. Mixed paper is ending up in the landfills and creating the need for expansion.
Where does the waste go if not in lined landfills?
According to the Responsiveness Summary, there are other options for the management of waste materials. These options are disposal within an unlined landfill or management at a waste incineration facility. Unlined landfills are limited in the type and volume of waste that can be accepted within the United States and would not be able to serve as a regional scaled landfill. Waste incineration is used for solid waste management throughout the country and New England, and some waste generated by Vermonter’s is managed by incineration in out-of-state facilities.
So… What Can We Do?
SecurShred has teamed up with Foley Distributing to create the P-3 Closed Loop Program – enabling Vermont companies to use their own recycled mixed paper. Foley Distributing and SecurShred pulled in their approved paper manufacturing partners to make a host of paper products including hygiene products, paper towels, bath tissues, napkins, and facial tissues. Participating businesses can securely shred their documents, have the shredded paper used to manufactured paper products, then the finished products distributed by Foley through P3 Closed Loop program.
Does Your Company Qualify?
Find out how your company can “Close the Loop” by contacting P3 Closed Loop program at https://www.p3closedloop.com/