Recycling waste streams is supposed to be economical, but many jurisdictions are discovering that's not always so.
The market seems to be sending towns and cities a powerful message that there is no need to recycle all the things all the time.
Thanks to Chinese restrictions on imported recyclables, even less of America's waste is getting reused.
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An elementary school student said Americans use 500 million straws a day. Adults studying the issue put the figure far lower.
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To ensure compliance with recycling laws, municipalities are recording and storing info on citizens' trash.
Want to see what's in there? Get a warrant.
The city is glossing over crony capitalism and union patronage with nods to environmentalism.
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Large shops would be required to have in-house plastic bag recycling programs.