Where Does Your Recycled Material Really Go?
October 26, 2022 6:10PM CDT
Most of us recycle items almost out of habit or necessity. The planet is polluted with so much waste and plastic seems to be at the head of the list. I worked for a recycling outfit for a couple of years (Independent Recycling Services) and got a bit an inside view, but this article I’m sharing is a glaringly different story. The state of plastic recycling in the U.S. is rather shocking. The amount of plastic actually turned into new things has fallen to new lows of around 5%. That number is expected to drop further as more plastic is produced.