The Other Side of Single Stream

Chris Hoch, Owner of National Fiber of Belchertown, MA, explains the negative impact of single stream recycling on his local business. He advocates for dual stream recycling because he believes that consumers are willing to sort their paper from their bottles. Recycling rates tend to increase with single stream recycling, but ultimately this is not beneficial if a large percentage of the sorted material cannot be used due to contamination, and has to be deposited into a landfill.

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