Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Boulevard Market in New Yorker

 Mercy Supermarket, 6600 Biscayne Blvd., was the title subject of a poem by Campbell McGrath in The New Yorker. What would the owner think about this honor? I had to find out. 

Full post HERE

Monday, May 23, 2022

Two Ways to Better Recycling

  A major nonprofit group has two proven ideas for bettering every place’s recycling performance: Bigger carts, more info.

Full story HERE.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

False Claim about Dade Recycling Deal

 Does anyone want the recycling collected by Miami-Dade County? All the material now from 350,000 homes ends up in western Broward County at a facility run by Waste Management.

Kessler Consulting, hired by the county, reported flatly: “WMI has stated they will not continue providing services once the current contract terminates.”

Well, in fact, Waste Management will be happy to continue to provide recycling services for Miami-Dade. 

Full story available HERE.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Making Big Business Out of Plastic Bags


Trex has made a big business of what many experts think of as the grand evil of local recycling – plastic bags. Not just bags, but a bunch of other things that are unrecyclable in almost all city/county recycling programs. This is a big chance to recycle plastics that others won’t take. Full story HERE.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

How To Use Supermarkets for Recycling


Plastic bags – the evil that should never be in our recycling bins – can find a home at major supermarkets. But what happens to it then?

As with much of recycling, there is theory – and then there’s reality, which can get messed up because … well, because human beings are involved. Click HERE for full story.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Top Expert Speaks on Recycling

 Good News: Prices of recyclables going up thanks to pandemic. New tech is astonishing. Swiss, Germans, Japanese do it better. Glass a problem everywhere. Story HERE.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

What Really Happens to Your Recycling

 What happens at a recycling center? It's a fast-moving conveyer belt designed to accept only certain stuff. It has to discard a huge amount of things. And there's a lot of junk to begin with.  A Miami-Dade County survey of material picked up by county trucks showed that almost half of each load was "contaminated" -- meaning it had to be thrown out. Click HERE for an explainer of what happens in words, photos and video.