Single Stream News

Boston elected officials should not be surprised.

1. They abandoned common sense and trashed their valuable recyclable resources with single stream. 2. They gave control to a major corporation that is financially dependent on continual generation of waste, rather than making recycling the third of the Three Rs. 3. Do...

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Tis the Season to Make Memories, Not Garbage

When choosing gifts, please think about items that do not require an incinerator, a landfill, OR a recycling center. Better yet, give experiences like a gift certificate to a favorite restaurant, local farmer's market, movie theater, symphony, spa, etc. Make this...

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From whom are you getting your recycling advice?

SO, Little Rock took recycling advice from a corporation (Waste Management, Inc.) financially dependent on citizens continually generating waste. Uh huh, what other cities get their recycling advice from garbage haulers? Maybe it would be smarter to take recycling...

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The Next Wrong Move in Recycling

Fayetteville, AR Waste Reduction Coordinator says it’s just a matter of time before a private company puts a single stream facility in NW Arkansas. What a great way to keep America addicted to oil. Add to the single stream mess, food-soiled paper disposables. As long...

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Hats Off To Those Who Acknowledge Need for Clean Recycling

While dual stream is an improvement over single stream, I'll bet the glass, plastic, and metal folks would prefer their items totally segregated. I'll also bet not one of those industries made an initial request that their materials be mixed with other materials. It's...

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Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right?

Allowing garbage haulers total control of our recycle stream is like asking your garbage hauler to transport a computer you're selling. You would not allow a garbage hauler to toss your valuable asset into the back of some truck willy nilly. WHY have we given up...

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Single Stream / Comingled is NOT the Way to Recycle!

Hooray! More truthful news about faux recycling, i.e. single stream. And this news is from the Wall Street Journal. "Some recyclers said residents and municipalities need to give up the "single stream" approach of lumping used paper and cardboard together with glass,...

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The Death of Recycling in America

If you are serious about sustainability, it is time to get educated about GREENWASH. Some great ideas promoted by well intended people have been co-opted and turned into greenwash. Some of those implemented ideas now have long term negative consequences. Single stream...

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