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Rita Lacey receives award from the DOI at the White House
Rita Lacey receives award from the DOI at the White House
DOI's Take Pride In America ~ 2011 Outstanding Business Award: Close the Loop, LLC
DOI's Take Pride In America ~ 2011 Outstanding Business Award: Close the Loop, LLC

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Thank you to Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center 

for the honor of receiving the prestigious Rose Schoch award! 
15 years ago, I had an idea for a business, to help other small businesses, 

mostly family owned & operated, who are making a living by 

making something good out of something not so good:  

old tires, waste plastics and broken glass.


Rita Lacey receives Rose Schoch award from Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center
Rita Lacey receives the Rose Schoch Award
 
Best Use of Recycled Products
Best Use of Recycled Products
Save Our Planet Award
Save Our Planet Award
Social Entrepreneur Conference Panelist
Social Entrepreneur Conference Panelist
SBA Award Recipients at Chickie & Pete's, 2012
SBA Award Recipients at Chickie & Pete's, 2012
SBA Home-Based Business Champion on the Year, Close the Loop, LLC
SBA Home-Based Business Champion on the Year, Close the Loop, LLC
SBA’s Philadelphia District Director, David Dickson with Rita Lacey, award recipient
SBA’s Philadelphia District Director, David Dickson with Rita Lacey, award recipient
IN THE NEWS...

Words spoken at the Capitol Building in PA by Lou Barletta about Close the Loop:

A dream of the past nine years became a reality for Rita Lacey of Kresgeville when
her dot-com business, Close the Loop, opened a retail store.

May, 2009 ~ Leaders in Environmental Commitment Honored at the Annual Save Our Planet Awards
http://beta.asoundstrategy.com/sitemaster/userUploads/site250/May%202009%20Impact2.pdf
Read more.

April 14, 2009 ~ Close the Loop, LLC receives "SAVE OUR PLANET" award in the Business Category

September, 2008 ~ Top 10 Women in Business ~ http://www.pbjonline.com/pdfs/SEPT-08.pdf

2003 ~ National Recycling Congress ~ Winner, Best Use of Recycled Product awarded to Close the Loop.


Garden under glass - poconorecord.com - The Pocono Record
... "It doesn't break down, it's inorganic," said Rita Lacey, owner of Close the Loop
in Kresgeville, a distributor of the material, which is made in New York. ...
www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080621/FEATURES/806210307
- 79k - 2008-06-21
Thumbs up, thumbs down - poconorecord.com - The Pocono Record
THUMBS UP to Rita Lacey of Close the Loop recycling for organizing "Give and Take
Day" in Ross Township. The event works like a yard sale, but without money. ...
www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080927/NEWS04/809270302
- 75k - 2008-09-27
PBJ honors 'green' businesses in area - poconorecord.com - The ...
... Honorable mention goes to: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates,
Stroudsburg; Close the Loop, Kunkletown; The Gilded Cupid, Jim Thorpe ...
www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090405/NEWS02/904050316
- 69k - 2009-04-05
Free workshop Friday in Stroudsburg - poconorecord.com - The ...
... Close the Loop LLC will offer a free workshop to those interested in starting a
new online business from 10 am to noon Friday at Pocono Mountain Chamber of ...
www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090222/NEWS02/902220307
- 67k - 2009-02-22
Saylorsburg fence manufacturer gets grant to expand production ...
... wood. They supply the fence to Close The Loop LLC, a company that has shipped
the fence to customers across the United States. The ...
www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070513/NEWS02/705130302
- 72k - 2007-05-13
Home and garden news in brief: Saturday, Sept. 13 - poconorecord. ...
... items to a landfill. The event, organized by Close the Loop, is the first
of its kind in Monroe County. Residents can give unwanted ...
www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080913/FEATURES/809130312
- 76k - 2008-09-13


Close the Loop, LLC To Receive 2011 Take Pride in America National Award for Outstanding Corporation
Close the Loop, LLC is the winner of the 2011 Take Pride in America National Award for outstanding corporation for their volunteer service from the Department of the Interior [DOI].   Close the Loop will be honored at The White House, The Eisenhower Executive Office Building, in Washington, D.C. on July 18th from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a reception afterwards. 
Close the Loop, LLC is a company who's mission is to help preserve our environment by viewing our waste as a valuable resource, and to assist in the development and marketing of consumer recycled products which help cleanup the environment.   As part of this Close the Loop has, for the past 3 years, organized
 Give and Take Days in coordination with Chestnuthill Township Park, Ross Township, West End Park & Open Space Commission and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program [RSVP].

The benefits of a Give & Take Day are many, including:   
  • Re-uses items instead of throwing them away
  • Saves our natural resources & landfill space
  • Items stay within community
  • Saves money from purchasing new items ~ all items were FREE;  Donations of leftover goods were sent to non-profit organizations, including the Salvation Army
  • An estimated 9,000+ LBS have been saved from going to waste in landfills from the Give & Take Days
  • Public is educated about new products made from our waste materials.
"I hope the idea for a 'Give & Take Day' spreads across our country.  We kept hearing how great an idea this was and people loved it" 
said Rita Lacey, managing member of Close the Loop, LLC. 
 When organized properly, a Give & Take event benefits all in the community and CTL is willing to share the toolkit at no cost with any interested organization across the country to successfully hold their own Give & Take event in their local community. 
 "The value of a person isn't measured by how many things we have, it comes from how well we take care of our neighbor, our community, our earth" said Lacey. 
 Close the Loop was established in 2000 and prides itself as being an environmentally & socially focused company offering innovative recycled products: 100% recycled plastic split rail fencing, glass mulch, rubber landscape timbers and more.  Close the Loop encourages people to view our waste as a valuable resource.  By making products from recycled raw materials, the waste stream is reduced, saving energy, water, landfill space, and potential air pollution during product manufacturing, and is good for our environment, and the economy by creating much needed manufacturing jobs.   For more information, visit www.closetheloop.com or http://about.me/closetheloop

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