The following is a recycling problem primer, concluding with one of many needed solutions:

This quick listen helps you understand that there ARE problems with recycling.
https://www.npr.org/2020/09/11/912150085/waste-land 24 minute listen

This Frontline special from PBS gives an in-depth look into some of the problems.
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/plastic-wars/

Though she has written more since July 2019, Sharon Lerner’s article on recycling is foundational to understanding how recycling got into the mess it’s in today. After reading this piece you’ll understand why we need recycling transparency laws as well as why there is resistance to such laws.
https://theintercept.com/2019/07/20/plastics-industry-plastic-recycling/

A simple guide to a variety of plastics and their health consequences.
http://www-tc.pbs.org/strangedays/pdf/StrangeDaysSmartPlasticsGuide.pdf

After getting AR HR 1043 passed in 2013 I was informed it wasn’t enough. But it will give you a simplistic feel for transparency legislation. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/2013R/Bills/HR1043.pdf

Below, my latest draft recycling transparency ordinance. I draft new ones as I get new information.
https://wastereductionresources.com/new2/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Recycling-Transparency-Ordinance-Dec20.pdf