Paper products that have been used up, tossed, crumpled, ripped, or torn — no matter what you call it — is waste. According to a recent Waste Characterization report, Minnesotans throw away a billion pounds of paper every year, paper that could be recycled or composted.
This year, come see the World's Largest Wad of Paper, a visual representation of how much paper Minnesotans throw away in less than 30 seconds. The ball weighs 426 pounds, is more than 9 feet high, and 32 feet around.
Then, see how businesses use recycled paper to create Minnesota made products. Many Minnesota businesses rely on recycled paper for making a variety of products such as insulation, ceiling tiles, cardboard, milk cartons, juice boxes, and, of course, paper.
You'll learn why recycling and composting is important and how it helps create local jobs. Yes, we can recycle more!
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Find out more about the MPCA's and Minnesota State Fair's Eco Experience.