Beyonders’ Blog

The Beyonders’ Blog is our members exploration of waste on a personal (individual or family) level, from conducting waste audits to trying to hack the packaging and personal waste built in to our current consumption & living routines. We welcome you to join us on our journey beyond waste. If you’ve figured out a way to solve a waste issue we’re grappling with, please share the insight!

March 30, 2016

The Beyond Waste Action Group has been looking at the recycling industry in the context of the wider economy.  If you happen to have a few minutes in your busy days, you might find the information in these articles and web pages helpful:

“What Operation Green Fence has Meant for Recycling”  describes China’s aggressive inspection effort aimed at curtailing the amount of contaminated recyclables and waste that was being sent to China.

“Why the recycling market must adapt to survive” Complicated and expensive life cycle assessments of products in our waste stream seems to be the way of the future.

“Skid in Oil Prices Pulls the Recycling Industry Down With It” what the drop in oil prices has done to the recycling industry  it When it’s cheaper to simply buy new plastics. every part of the recycling industry feels the strain.

“Post-Consumer Recyclable Materials Pricing Remains Unsteady”  This article crunches the numbers.

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