Understanding economic and environmental impacts of single-stream Download

Understanding economic and environmental impacts of single-stream Download

Cover of single stream reportUnderstanding economic and environmental impacts of single-stream collection systems

December 2009 | While single-stream recycling is more convenient for consumers and results in lower costs than other collection systems, it also results in more contamination of collected materials, lower material quality, and increased waste. Using data from industry reports and interviews with recyclers, this report that highlights the economic and environmental impacts of switching to a single-stream system.
By Clarissa Morawski

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