March 7, 2019 Environment 0

Recycling was flawed to begin with.  it can be done but not for the pricing it was at.  Why?  the recycling companies relied on a single point of failure….in this case…China.  We shipped most of our recycling overseas to get processed and used over there…most of this stuff never made it back over here…we were simply dumping our recycling over there.  China…for whatever reason..decided that was stupid and implemented some serious quality controls.  Suddenly the promise of cheap, fast, and reusable recyclables went up in smoke.  Most folks will cry it’s Trump’s fault….that very well may be…but also China has it’s own issues to deal with.  I expect recycling costs are now going to come up to reality and yet another “Green” utopia is going to be seen for what it really is.

https://earther.gizmodo.com/recycling-is-broken-1833063010