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Name change reflects ‘evolution’ at Far West Recycling

United States – US company Far West Fibers has been re-titled Far West Recycling to reflect the change in its materials mix over recent years.

Formed in 1980, paper accounted for almost all of the recyclables processed by the company until the early years of the new millennium but today it represents just over half. ′We′ve diversified into many different kinds of commodities and recyclables from metals to Styrofoam, plastics, glass and electronics, and we want our name to reflect that evolution,′ explains president and ceo Keith Ristau.

Far West Recycling operates four facilities around Portland in the US state of Oregon, processing around 185 000 tons of recyclables per annum and employing a total of some 150 people.

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