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  • E J. 1 month ago
    Time to start making companies economically responsible for their products' end-of-life arrangements.
  • Claude K. 1 month ago
    I'm trying my tea bags I cut open save the tea to put on lawn, taps in recycle and bags in trash after using bag two to three times.
  • Lee Goodman J. 1 month ago
    All of my original points are gone!!
  • JC G. 1 month ago
    Showing the positive and examples of what's been accomplished by recycling so far is just as important as the questions asked and answered here.
  • Susan B. 2 months ago
    One big problem coming from the reduced profitability of recycling is the cost to consumers trying to be responsible. In our area, we hire private garbage companies, and they are now charging extra to pick up recyclables. This is natural, as they have to have separate trucks for it, but it makes it harder and harder for those of us on fixed incomes. Also, they now only pick up recyclables every other week, and the list of what they won't take is growing. At some point, many people will decide they can't afford to recycle. Even the recent program with the Hefty/Waste Management people to collect plastics that can't otherwise be recycled (films, bags, styrofoam packing peanuts, etc.) is another expense as we're required to buy special bags - and they have yet to tell us where we can buy them, much less how much they cost. I've recycled for many years, but it's getting to a point where the combined aggravation factor and the expense may cause me to stop. I understand they're trying to walk a line that encourages recycling and still allows them to make a profit, but it would be nice if there could be some program available to make it more affordable.
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