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How the Big Blue Bin Has Made Recycling Awfully Expensive

Cities used to make a lot of money off recyclables. That’s changed, largely because of what we’re tossing into the recycling bin. Read the full article here…


Wired Article About Learning to Recycle Again

“RECYCLING IS ONE of the first post-industrial successes that mixed environmentalism with business. Instead of being buried underground, certain types of waste stream from consumer’s homes to special facilities to be sorted by type, broken down, and shipped off to manufacturers to begin life anew. Recycling makes environmental and economic sense.” Read the full article here…


Washington Post Article On The State Of Recycling

“Tucked in the woods 30 miles north of Washington is a plant packed with energy-guzzling machines that can make even an environmentalist’s heart sing — giant conveyor belts, sorters and crushers saving a thousand tons of paper, plastic and other recyclables from reaching landfills each day.” Read the Full Article Here…


San Jose Considering Larger Garbage Carts To Reduce Recycling Contamination

“Some residents could start seeing larger trash bins at the curb early next year, the latest push from City Hall to reduce the tons of garbage being incorrectly stuffed in recycling bins.” Read the full article here…


Intereseting Article About Recycling In New York

“Most of us do not think much about recycling. We might clean bottles and jars, crush cartons and break down boxes. We might sort these items into their designated bins or bags, but once we lose sight of the recyclables, the rest of the process is an abstraction.” Read the full article here…


San Francisco Bans Single Use Plastic Bottles

“As expected, San Francisco completed the ban on selling single-use plastic water bottles and became the first major city to make this move. A county-city, spreading for about 46.3 miles, San Francisco is one of the largest and densely populated cities in the US. With a population of about 8.5 million and attracting a lot of tourists every other year, making this bold move towards protecting the environment is commendable.” Full article here…


Economic Slow Down in China

“China’s economic slowdown has pummeled global suppliers of raw materials and industrial equipment, but business has remained surprisingly brisk for companies that cater to the country’s growing upper-middle class.”

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Solana Beach (San Diego County) Bans Polystyrene

— Solana Beach this week became the first city in San Diego County to approve a ban on disposable plastic food containers, joining 90 other California jurisdictions who have outlawed polystyrene”

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Plastic Bags Becoming an Issue in Bethlehem, PA

“Mixing plastic grocery bags in with commingled recyclables is costing cities like Bethlehem revenue, and results in landfilling containers that could otherwise be turned into something useful.”

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San Jose May Start Fining Recycling Rule-Breakers

SAN JOSE — Neal Schulman stared at his gray recycling cart. A red “Non-Collection Notice” stared back.

“You can’t even have tissues?” Schulman, 62, asked as he reached into the bin to remove them last week. It was the first time he got such a notice. “I try to comply, and I thought this was recyclable. I’m surprised.”

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