Recycling: Behind the scenes

By Cédric Bertrand, The Review, June 18, 2018

In an age where waste awareness increases at the same rate as wastefulness, it’s important to take some time to remind ourselves of the workings behind waste collection and recycling.

For instance, simply remembering that there is a group of people whose full-time job is the collection, sorting, selling and eventual recycling of those things we may carelessly throw in that little blue box should be enough to remind us that recycling, although vital, is not necessarily a magical solution that instantly transforms disposable coffee cups into DIY books.

Indeed, a lot of planning, research, networking and labour goes into it. But, what happens when humans do “too much recycling”?

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