Waste Myth-Busters: Everything you didn’t know about waste and recycling

There’s a recycling crisis in the United States right now, catalyzed by China’s shift in accepting fewer imports of recycled goods. But it’s also the consequence of depressed markets for recycled goods and poor recycling behavior on our part. Today, I attended a workshop held by the City of Somerville on “Waste Myth-Busters: Everything you didn’t know about waste and recycling.” There were lots of interesting tidbits; for example, the City of Somerville’s bill for recycling has whipsawed from $5/ton to $90/ton in the past year.

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