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Why can't we recycle all this stuff any more?


October 2, 2019

My garbage can is overflowing with paper and cereal boxes and why can’t we recycle all this stuff anymore? Well, from my understanding, commodity prices are always fluctuating and with shipping costs in Montana prohibitive due to long distances — it just doesn’t make sense from a business standpoint. One large recycling facility in the Pacific Northwest reports that in the last few years, the price for a ton of paper has gone from $140 to $30. I get it. If something is costing you more than its value — why mess with it? That being said, I believe if we are patient, these prices will...

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