A major nonprofit group has two proven ideas for bettering every place’s recycling performance: Bigger carts, more info.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Too many earnest recyclers make mistakes with plastic, "Don't overthink plastic" advises one knowledgeable website. And glass is worse than worthless. Here's an explainer for those trying to do a great job -- and failing. Full story available at right or click HERE.