Savings from single-stream recycling called deceptive

Dec 10, 2009 | 07:54 AM | Paul Schaffer

Putting household recyclables in a single bin—mingling cans, paper and plastics—saves local governments money but creates extra costs and headaches for the scrap consumers that eventually get the material, according to a new report.

"End markets are really starting to quantify the economic losses from poor quality of material," according to the report's author, Clarissa Morawski. "From a qualitative perspective, they feel this problem is very serious indeed and could have an impact on any future investments of capital to increase capacity of secondary feedstock,"....

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