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How Wishcycling is Threatening the Economics of the Recycling Industry

June 21, 2018

Via: Waste360

More and more residents and businesses are stepping up to divert more materials from landfill, but what they are tossing into recycling bins isn’t always recyclable. Mixing these nonrecyclables in with recyclables leads to contamination, which ultimately leads to materials being sent to landfill.

Recycling, which is viewed as the right thing to do, is only effective if the materials are actually recyclable. And in order to ensure that residents and businesses aren’t wishcycling and placing only recyclable materials in the recycling bin, the industry needs to improve education and provide clear messaging on what can and cannot be recycled.

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