Recycling is good for the planet. We need to get better at it.

Oct. 28, 2019 - I always feel good on Wednesdays. That’s because Wednesday is trash-and-recycling day in my neighborhood. Taking out the trash is like administering a purgative to my house. And putting out the recycling allows me to feel virtuous. Look! I’m doing my part to save the planet! Read More

It’s in the bag: Why can’t you put carrier bags in with your plastic recycling?

Oct. 27, 2019 -
In yesterday’s column, Answer Man waded into the recycling stream in Ocean City. Today, I want to explore a different recycling-related question, which came from Laura Johnson, who lives in a townhouse community in Gaithersburg. Read More

Ocean City depends on nature. So why doesn’t it recycle?

Oct. 26, 2019 - Recently I spent a few days in Ocean City with my sister, who lives there during the summer. After dinner I asked her where to put the recyclable water bottles and was told Ocean City does not recycle. Read More

Lawmaker proposes bottle bill for Pennsylvania

October 11th, 2019 - According to the Container Recycling Institute, recycling rates for those states are as high as 80 percent for aluminum and 70 percent for glass. Read More

International embrace

October 6th, 2019 - While most U.S. programs are suffering from acute neglect – resulting in resulting closures of more than 1,300 redemption centers and backsliding redemption rates – outside the U.S., the numbers tell a different story. In January 2017, nearly 300 million people worldwide had access to deposit laws. Since then, 12 new programs have been announced in quick succession, with the largest in India, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Romania. By the time all of these programs are implemented over the next two years, they will cover another 300 million people, doubling the number of individuals covered from just two years ago. 
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