China and the Looming Recycling Crisis
Excellent article explaining the recycling crisis locally which has been caused by the change in the acceptable contamination levels of recyclable materials shipped to China. This is an international problem, that has very quickly substantially increased the cost of collecting recyclable materials from households and other generators. Proponents, generators, haulers, facilities, and participants in the recycling programs in Massachusetts must be educated and vocal about recycling standards. Everyone needs to work toward proper quality standards to keep the cost of recycling down and, in turn, keep recycling a viable option.