2 comments to “Curbside Quandary: Who Will Fix America’s Ailing Recycling Programs?”

  1. Tamper

    Great story. We definitely need to step up pressure on producers.

  2. Matthew A Mabey

    I am calling B.S. on the sentence “And even then, there’s no guarantee that the can will end up recycled.” Give me some evidence that an aluminum can that is put into a recycling bin (implicit from the context of the can being in the possession of a motivated recycler in Seattle), anywhere in the US, ends up in a landfill instead of being recycled. Aluminum cans are one of the few recycling success stories.
    This is an important and complex problem, but it isn’t helped with baseless, throw-away sentences (there is a pun there, I think). In fact, it makes people that are trying to recycle even more uncertain. It contributes to the problem.

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