The fallout from China rejecting American recycling is complete. It has completely upended the market, says Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District Executive Director Diane Bickett. Worse, there may be no easy solution in sight.
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Since first realizing how to craft with fire, mankind has explored and built to amazing heights. The danger is in unleashing all the fire at once.
Clevelanders who hate waste will have cause to celebrate even more the city’s Year of Zero Waste when Curbside Value Partnership (CVP), the nation’s premier social marketers on recycling, comes to town.
Cleveland declares 2014 the Year of Zero Waste, and focuses on what can be done about a sub-10% residential recycling rate.
Cuyahoga County is getting better at recycling, but we’re still far from a “zero waste” society. Residential recycling and composting grew to 32.74% of the waste stream in Cuyahoga County in 2012, up from 18.47% in 2001, according to a recent report from the county’s Solid Waste Management District.
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