Why America’s plastic recycling crisis is bigger than you think

Plastic recycling is a big deal in the US.For decades, the country has had a tradition of turning plastic in to plastic bottles, which were then recycled into other materials.But the problem with the process is that most of the time the plastic is in poor condition.Some recycling centers in the city of Portland, Oregon, are turning plastic into plastic […]

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Which is worse, recycling or landfill?

Wisconsin’s governor and legislature have both said the state should scrap all of its existing metal recycling and landfill, a move that would make Wisconsin the sixth state in the country to do so.But what is it about recycling that makes it a problem?And what are the consequences?For example, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the rate of plastic […]

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