26 Jun '11, 2pm

7 items you can get paid to #recycle:

7 items you can get paid to #recycle:

Let’s start to Recycle for Today! A bottle bill hinders real recycling programs in several ways. 1. Bottles and cans make up 4% of the waste stream and 8.5% of litter. We need a program that addresses a higher percentage of waste products and litter. 2. With a bottle bill, bottles and cans must be processed in a separate deposit / redemption system, not a recycling system. That is how the consumer gets his/her deposit back and how stores and redemption centers get their deposit money and processing fee. 3. There is no guarantee that any of the bottles and cans actually get recycled by the bottlers / distributors at the end of the deposit / redemption system. 4. By removing aluminum cans from the recycling system, the most valuable scrap metal is siphoned away from recyclers. Expand curbside recycling so that we can remove more items from our landfills and can recycle many ...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2010/04/05/get-money-for-recycling/

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