Recycling in Crisis: Is it Time for a Course Correction?
This past April, Waste Management’s CEO, David Steiner, declared that recycling in the United States is in crisis. He’s not alone. The CEOs from four of the country’s largest waste management companies have all recently called for a “dramatic overhaul” of our curb-side recycling system. These bold statements demand our attention and speak to a complex array of factors undermining recycling performance in this country.