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Brotherhood Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young African-American men envision a better future. 

Challenge

Brotherhood Inc. is a nonprofit located in Saint Paul that offers social services, education opportunities, reentry and prevention programs, and on-site employment through their coffee business, Brotherhood Brew. 

Brotherhood Inc. was interested in starting a recycling program, so they contacted BizRecycling to see what their options were.

How We Helped

BizRecycling put Brotherhood Inc. in touch with one of our Recycling Experts. The Recycling Expert visited Brotherhood Inc. to see their waste stream and come up with a recycling plan.

The Recycling Expert was finding it challenging to get Brotherhood Inc. connected with their waste hauler. In a moment of synchronicity, an employee from Eureka Recycling offered Brotherhood Inc. a free single-sort recycling program.

Outcome

Brotherhood Inc. is now recycling paper, cardboard, metal, plastics, and cartons. Everyone is participating in the recycling program. One of the organization’s leaders remarked that, “recycling makes me more aware of what I throw away and what is recyclable.”

With that knowledge in mind, Brotherhood Inc. purchased a water cooler, which helped cut down on the amount of bottled water they were buying.

Brotherhood Inc. diverts about 1,300 pounds of recyclables each year, without any extra costs to their organization.

Good recycling habits are spreading to the young men who frequent Brotherhood Inc.

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