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Letter to the Editor - Recycle Hi-Line can no longer take plastic


Last updated 2/16/2022 at 9:41am


Recycle Hi-Line is sad to announce that we are no longer able to take any plastics. The global market does not support recycling plastic and too much plastic is contaminated, making it unrecyclable.

Here’s the basic problem: All used plastic can be turned into new things, but picking it up, sorting it out and melting it down is expensive. One report states, “A degradation of resin properties and performance occurs during the initial fabrication, through aging, and in any reclamation process,” meaning it can’t be reused more than once or twice. On the other hand, new plasti...

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