Monday, July 9, 2018

"Environmentally minded Californians love to recycle — but it's no longer doing any good"

LAT:

there’s no longer a recycling market for a lot of the paper, cardboard, plastic and other junk that’s left curbside.

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“A year ago,” Potashner says, “we were getting $100 a ton for newsprint. Now we’re getting an average $5…. Revenue has fallen off the cliff.”
Related: "In Moradabad, whole communities subsist by processing waste created by the world’s love affair with electronic goods."