09 Jul '11, 5am

Recycling Providers: Local Startup vs. National Goliath - Triple Pundit

Recycling Providers: Local Startup vs. National Goliath - Triple Pundit

The second reason I chose the local vendor is that Waste Management does not use dedicated recycling centers, locations that specialize in recovering recyclable items. This means that some of the paper, plastics, and aluminum they collect goes into landfills. Even if this practice only happens occasionally, which is what my facilities manager told me, I believe that is too often. The problem is that Waste Management has not invested in enough recycling centers. I believe that putting the recyclables their clients have taken the time to rinse and sort in with the rest of the trash is not acceptable. If Waste Management tells customers they can collect recyclables, they need to ensure these items are indeed recycled. EcoMovement brings their non-compostable material to ecomaine , a dedicated recycling facility in southern Maine where it is properly recycled 100 percent of th...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/07/recycling-providers-l...

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