06 Jun '11, 4pm

Are Dream Machines the Answer to America's Recycling Woes?

Are Dream Machines the Answer to America's Recycling Woes? Photo credit: timtak /Creative Commons As the head of a company focused on reducing waste, I spend a lot of time finding new ways to do it. While we've had increasing success getting people to send us their waste to put to work in new products, the overall rate of recycling in the US , how do I say it? Sucks. With 40 years of efforts to increase recycling, from the 70s where you had to bring everything to a recycling center, to the curbside blue bin making even the laziest of us able to easily do our part, we're now barely pushing 30% recyclable waste recovery as a country. What's it going to take? View the entire comment thread.

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