“The world of recycling isn’t perfect”

“The most valuable things are being tossed away,” said Andrew Strom, executive director of the nonprofit, recycling industry trade group the American Recycling Association, noting that while many recyclers use high-tech technology, many fail to properly handle items.“There are a lot of items that are in these bins that we don’t know what they are,” he said.“They’re not cleaned up, […]

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How to recycle: The best ways to recycle

Elgin, Ill.(AP) A few dozen people crammed into the Elgin Recycling Center in southern Illinois have been collecting recyclables in the small city of about 1,300.The center has been open only for about a year and the collection has become a hit.Elgin Mayor Jeff Friesen said he’s pleased to have a small community that’s willing to take in recyclable materials.He […]

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Why it’s not as simple as you think – San Antonio recycling bins are in the way

Posted November 04, 2019 16:17:47 In the unlikely event you’ve ever come across a bin full of recycling, the chances are you’re probably in the right place.There are a few different ways you can get your rubbish out, but the most straightforward is by recycling the material yourself.And there are plenty of other options as well.While you can collect recyclable […]

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What is the Rumpke Recycling Center?

Minnesota is known for its recycling efforts, but the state has also recently become one of the most polluted in the country.With more than 5,000 tons of plastic and other recyclables thrown away annually, Minnesota is often compared to other big cities in the United States, like Chicago and New York.The Rumpkke Recycle Center, however, has been credited with helping […]

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How to recycle your paper

New Zealand has one of the lowest recycling rates in the world, according to a report published this week.The OECD’s recycling rate for paper products, excluding paper towels and paper clips, was only 5.4% of the country’s total, according the report.That was also the lowest in the OECD, the European Union and the United States.The report was commissioned by the […]

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How to do the green recycling job: 5 tips to do it better

Green recycling has come a long way since the 1980s, but some areas are still struggling with its success. The following tips can help.1.Take it easy: Don’t be afraid to put out a fire when you get a green recycling notice, especially if it’s a small recycling bin. 2.Check your bins: When you receive a green collection notice, make sure the bin […]

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A new way to recycle the car

By Katerina Richey, Australian Bureau of Statistics article Recycling is a key part of the Australian economy.Recyclables account for about 5 per cent of all new cars sold in Australia, and about 15 per cent in the US.Recycle your own car is also an option.Reciprocity between Australia and the US is a common feature of many countries’ policies on recycling.In […]

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Reusable garbage cans are here to stay

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