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Carving out sustainable solutions

Every year, millions of tons of wood ends up in landfills. But it doesn’t need to be discarded—especially when it can so easily be transformed into new products. Reclaimed wood can be part of a new homeowner’s project, cities can use wood for pathways or mulch; and households can even put it to use in cat litter or animal bedding. Smart solutions for recycling wood are a must.

  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 12.2 million tons of wood ended up in U.S. landfills in 2018 alone
  • Businesses can receive federal and state tax credits for recycling wood
  • It’s often cheaper to recycle wood at a biomass-to-energy producer or processing plant than it is to dump it in a landfill
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A framework for sustainability

Rubicon can help you fortify your operations by rethinking how you handle your wood. Our team of experts will find new uses for the material, identify opportunities for efficiencies, and develop a sustainable waste and recycling system that benefits your business, the environment, and your local community.

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