In Op-Ed for Waste Advantage, Neil Seldman Argues Recycling is Not Dying

Date: 8 May 2019 | posted in: Media Coverage, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the News: Neil Seldman

May 3, 2019

Media Outlet: Waste Advantage

Director of the Waste to Wealth initiative, Neil Seldman, details the history of recycling as a movement and makes the case for why recycling is still relevant. He outlines 5 major steps that can help U.S. cities increase recycling, create jobs, reduce their environmental burden and lower costs.

Here is an excerpt:

If you read accounts of recycling in the mass media, you may be convinced that recycling is on its deathbed after a 45-year run. Reality is more complex and more encouraging. Recycling is not dying. The recycling movement born in the late 1960s and joined by the anti-garbage incineration movement in the late 1970s has captured the hearts and minds of the U.S. public and it is not losing ground. What is challenging is the recycling model offered by consolidated garbage hauling companies. Actual recycling is about to get a big stimulus from the recent restrictions on exporting materials to China. Recycling is reacting to a crisis that is not of its own making but for which it has solutions.

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