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
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
Will Recycling Burn Out For Good?
Ever since the industrial revolution and the end of World War II, American consumption has been increasing. Single use plastics, paper products, and glass have become more common, and even clothing has become quickly disposable, entering secondhand stores faster than it can be sold. (more…)Read more
Reduce, Reuse, and Incinerate?
For the past few months, half of dutifully collected, rinsed, and sorted recyclables have not been recycled into new products as intended, but instead sent to incinerators and landfills. Well-meaning citizens of American cities continue to recycle with hopes that it will help the health of the planet and public, unaware that recyclables may actually…Read more