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Recycling is a minefield, mostly because the rules for accepted materials differ wildly between cities, and often even between facilities within a city. Requiring users to scrutinize bottles for recessed markings like #2 HDPE (and carefully discarding #4 LDPE) causes lower rates of participation. Not to mention that people get it wrong anyway.

Fully commingled recycling makes more sense in almost every way.

2 comments:

antifuse said...

Oakville is fully commingled. Except that they don't allow plastic bags - those have to be brought back to the grocery store for recycling.

Joe said...

Not to mention beer bottles, that have to go back to Brewers Retail.

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