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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?


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