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An industry in crisis: exploring the truth behind recycling

An industry in crisis: exploring the truth behind recycling

Ellie Lerner, Editor of News and Opinions

October 24, 2019

Black bin, green bin, and blue bin; a wrapper here and an orange peel there. In the midst of a nationwide recycling crisis, it might be time to revisit our approach to waste sorting.  Until recently, American consumers have not had to face the repercussions of their recycling habits. For the past ...

San Francisco and The Urban School strive to meet Zero Waste goal by 2020

August Ackley, EIC of Digital Content

November 16, 2017

In August, 2017, the San Francisco Department of Environment and Recology announced that items once considered waste, including plastic bags and plastic wrap, can now be recycled. The Department of Environment called these changes “the most significant changes to the city’s recycling program sinc...

Need to buy some bottled water? Think again.

Annakai Geshlider

April 5, 2011

I don’t want to be a bothersome imp, tugging at your elbow and telling you not to buy that bottled water. But I’m going to do it: the industry that helps you slake your thirst is really harming communities and ecosystems worldwide. One billion people around the world do not have access to drinking...

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