Helpful Article: Why Recycling Economics Are in the Trash

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Recycling costs have gone up over the past 30 years. Here is why and what can be done about it.

Interesting blog post by by Richard Coupland III, vice president of municipal sales, Republic Services.

“The recycling model in the United States is fundamentally broken, and while many factors contribute to this issue, the net effects are that the economics of the business are in the trash. On this, America Recycles Day, let’s look at the costs involved in those factors and what changes must be made to ensure the local recycling programs, which consumers know and love, are sustainable for generations to come.”

Read more here at the ICMA website!