Recycling on the Ropes

Dec 5, 2015

Single stream recycling makes it easy for consumers, but everything they put into the blue cans must later gt sorted by workers such as these.

  The economics of recycling are driven by oil prices, environmental regulations, and consumer demand. But the results are being felt by local garbage haulers and their customers

Reusable materials that have been sorted and baled await shipping from a regional recycling center.

   The economic factors that affect international markets vary from one material to the next, explains Eric Koenigshofer of North Bay Corporation. Purchase prices for both cardbord and plastics are down sharply, but for quite different reasons.