Is Recycling Broken?

Read the full story in Governing.

To survive and prosper, local recycling efforts are forging ways to update, upgrade and educate.

A large part of the problem is that recycling programs have done a great job of teaching people to recycle, but a not-so-great job of driving home the reduce and reuse parts of the 3Rs. We don’t have to figure out how to get rid of waste if we don’t generate that waste in the first place.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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