Participation Rates

Participation Rates

Participation Rates refers to the % of residents who put a recycle bin at the curb. Period. It does not account for the contamination (garbage or unrecyclable items) that also land in the recycle bin. BEWARE! When single stream proponents talk about “increased...
Light-weighting not good with single stream

Light-weighting not good with single stream

Light-weighting is the term used to describe using less material in packaging. It saves energy in the making and transporting of products. However, it’s wreaking havoc for the re-manufacturers trying to make new stuff from our collected recyclables. Ripples Glass, the...
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