03 Jul '18, 1pm

It’s a lot to sort through the how’s and why’s of recycling. NRDC’s Darby Hoover helps break it down. https://t.co/i9IonNbSFI

Q: The no-sorting kind of recycling most places use is convenient for consumers, but it seems to me it reduces the value of the resource and possibly diminishes the profitability for recycling companies. What is your view, and what do you see as the future of recycling? And will we be able to recycle polystyrene at some point? ―Wally Elton A : Recycling confuses even the best of environmentalists—and for good reason. There are those little questions that often come up as you sort your scraps at home . (Should you throw the bottle top in the bin with the bottle? Are pizza boxes recyclable or not?) Then there are the bigger ones—who sorts through all our commingled plastics and metals anyway? It gets pretty complicated, pretty quickly. So bear with us while we try to break it all down. The biggest thing to understand about our recycling system is that it is typically finance...

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