25 Oct '11, 3pm

Why Recycling in the US Is Not a Success: Last week, I stood in front of a trio of trash bins located near an

Why Recycling in the US Is Not a Success: Last week, I stood in front of a trio of trash bins located near an

Last week, I stood in front of a trio of trash bins located near an auditorium entrance at Pacific Gas & Electric in San Francisco. I had just finished my coffee and tossed the plastic top and compostable cup into a recycling bin. My food scraps went into another container. I threw a small waxy candy wrapper from my purse into the trash. As a New Yorker, I am well aware of San Francisco’s superior recycling efforts as compared to the Big Apple. Deli containers, ubiquitous throughout New York, cannot be recycled. National coffee-pusher Starbucks has been developing a compostable cup for years, although there are available solutions in the marketplace. Don’t even get me started on how uneducated New Yorkers are on electronics recycling (residents could toss TVs in the trash until recently). This weekend, as I landed back at JFK, others were talking about the topic. The New Y...

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