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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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The Elephant in the Recycle Bin—Single Stream

This email was sent to Fayetteville, AR mayor on March 21, 2018. Reading this means you are not afraid to look beyond your recycling bin and think about how your consumer habits affect your brothers and sister who live in your community, as well as around the world....

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Sham Recycling

Now that China has banned America's trashed recycling (which is the result of single stream collection), isn't it time we rethink Single Stream and The Three R's, and make our recycling programs totally transparent?...

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