30 Jul '11, 2pm

30 things you should never compost or recycle (some of these surprised us)

I co-direct a recycling and commercial compost operation in Austin, TX. A couple things...just because they pick it up, doesn't mean it's getting recycled. Many materials are washed out down the line, and the actual recycling downstream is contingent on a market for that material existing that makes it lucrative enough to pursue. So much of this is very regional. Also, many plastics that do not have a market are melted down into "fuel cubes" often after being shipped to China. They call it....

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/recycling/stories/30-things-...

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