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Re: Recycling may become a thing of the past
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2018, 02:02:35 PM »
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Recycling costs drive up solid waste bills

http://www.dailyadvance.com/News/2018/11/30/Recycling-costs-drive-up-solid-waste-bills.html

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Officials say dramatic changes in the recycling market are driving Waste Industriesí request for the higher rate increase. Not too long ago, solid waste disposal firms could make money from collecting recyclables like aluminum cans, glass, plastic and paper. The revenue usually was enough to prevent county and town governments from having to pay landfill fees.

Today, recycled aluminum and steel still have some value, but the other materials do not, waste officials say.

The bottom has fallen out of the recycling market largely because China, once an importer of foreign recyclables, has all but banned them. China said itís done so, particularly with recyclables from the U.S., because they claim the materials are contaminated with other waste.

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Re: Recycling may become a thing of the past
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2018, 06:47:24 PM »
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Now, my friend Jorge
  Jorge the Peruvian ? If so a fine Gent.

That's the one. I think you'll agree - the US is lucky to get him.

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Re: Recycling may become a thing of the past
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2018, 06:49:01 PM »
Recycling costs drive up solid waste bills

This was one of the main points of the Outside/In episode. When recyclables had cash value and actually lowered the cost of carting off solid waste, people could feel eco and also save money.

As we move, at least in the near term, to a world where it costs money to cart off recylcing, it is going to test people's values

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Re: Recycling may become a thing of the past
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2018, 02:46:46 AM »
UK: Waste plan floats bottle deposit scheme - BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46594380

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« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2018, 03:53:43 PM »
Companies in England to pay packaging waste costs under new proposals | Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-waste-idUSKBN1OH00J

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Re: Recycling may become a thing of the past
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2018, 03:47:40 PM »
Plastic bag fee 'to double to 10p' and include every shop - BBC News
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46689684