The $200 billion recycling industry in the U.S. is in crisis.
In fact Waste Management Inc., the largest recycling hauler in the U.S., has already closed 10% of their recycling plants this year with more to follow.
The crisis can be easily resolved, but the U.S. needs to unite.
The problem is a direct result of the public's confusion, apathy and skepticism about recycling, which is leading to millions of tons of 'garbage' (aka contamination) being thrown into recycling bins everyday, crippling the economics of recycling and preventing manufacturers from being able to use the materials.
However, the problem isn't the public's fault; just look at how recycling has been presented to the public (image to the right).
Confusion = Skepticism =
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