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New paradigm for recycling?

  • 1.  New paradigm for recycling?

    Posted 22 days ago
    I attended US EPA National Recycles Day Summit -- and it was interesting to see the commitment from both the Agency and other organizations to continue to increase the markets as well as the recycling rate... while there I heard an interesting comment.

    Recycling needs to be considered an economic system NOT a waste system.  The mindset regarding recyclable materials needs to shift - as these materials are not waste but commodities.

    Interested in thoughts on this... To make recycling more mainstream, does this shift in thinking need to take place?  Or has it already?

    Marci Kinter
    Vice President- Government & Business Information
    Specialty Graphic Imaging Assn
    Fairfax VA