How America could get a lot more value from its #waste #recycling @interco…

How America could get a lot more value from its #waste #recycling @interco…

Within the realm of broad sustainability efforts in the USA, recycling could be considered one of the veterans. Recycling programs have existed in America since the 1990s, but despite their longevity, they still have not yet reached their maturity, falling short of refined systems streamlined for maximum impact at minimum cost. In most places, recycling programs are still a net cost for municipalities that host them. Though it is not to say that environmental programs like recycling are not worth costs to accomplish their goals or that any should be expected to “turn a profit”, it’s possible that some programs are operating far below their potential and broadcast a bloated image of expense that is ripe for improvement. Last month, NextCity’s Sarah Laskow wrote a piece titled “Who Will Pay America’s $1.5 Billion Recycling Bill ” that surveyed landscape of recycling efforts ...

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