Over the last three years, there’s been a lot in the media about the decline of the recycling industry. China began to refuse much of our contaminated recyclable materials, towns lost much of the revenue from the sale of recyclables they used to rely on, and some towns began to throw recyclables into the trash. But like all commodities that are subject to ups and downs, recyclables are bouncing back. The May 22 article by Adam Minter in the Bloomberg News explains how the revival of domestic recyclers and innovative policies are driving the rebound.
Recycling Isn’t Dead. It’s Booming
Far from becoming a Covid casualty, the business is bouncing back in a major way.
By Adam Minter
(May 22, 2021)