While everyone knows that the coronavirus pandemic is sure to have a lasting effect on both global health and the economy, most do not think about the importance of recycling during this time. The waste and recycling industry was quickly deemed an essential service because of the importance of properly handling waste in a manner…Read more
Does Capitalism Bring out the Worst in Recycling?
In the current financial, political, and social climate, the debate over the form of our economic system and its potential influence spans beyond economics. It has permeated nearly every sphere of human life including recycling, sustainability, and the state of the ecosystem. (more…)Read more
Turning Over a New Leaf in Paper Recycling with AI Technology
Plastics recycling (or lack thereof) has received a lot of media attention over the past few years, especially since the enactment of the Chinese National Sword Policy in 2018. So many single-use products are made of plastics, including grocery store bags, restaurant straws, and take-away containers. Plastic is also applied to most products that we…Read more
Taking A Look at China After the National Sword
For nearly three decades, the U.S. has been shipping their recyclables to China. It was a mutually beneficial relationship born from the U.S.’s overproduction of single use plastics and China’s need for raw materials. (more…)Read more