What Happens To Our Recycling, Part One: The Recycling Myth - 27 East

What Happens To Our Recycling, Part One: The Recycling Myth

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Glass is almost never recycled. Rather

Glass is almost never recycled. Rather

 it is crushed down to sand

it is crushed down to sand

 and used either as cover in landfills

and used either as cover in landfills

 for drainage

for drainage

 or in asphalt. CAILIN RILEY

or in asphalt. CAILIN RILEY

Workers on the construction debris line at Paumanok Environmental. JOSEPH P. LOUCHHEIM

Workers on the construction debris line at Paumanok Environmental. JOSEPH P. LOUCHHEIM

Material solid waste (MSW) and construction debris are processed on two separate belts at Paumanok Environmental in Yaphank. Much of the East End's garbage ends up in this facility. JOSEPH P. LOUCHHEIM

Material solid waste (MSW) and construction debris are processed on two separate belts at Paumanok Environmental in Yaphank. Much of the East End's garbage ends up in this facility. JOSEPH P. LOUCHHEIM

Workers pull material from the construction and demolition line at Paumanok Environmental in Yaphank. JOSEPH P. LOUCHHEIM

Workers pull material from the construction and demolition line at Paumanok Environmental in Yaphank. JOSEPH P. LOUCHHEIM

Many of the private carting companies that serve homeowners in the towns of Southampton and East Hampton bring the waste they collect to Paumanok Environmental in Yaphank. JOSEPH P. LOUCHHEIM

Many of the private carting companies that serve homeowners in the towns of Southampton and East Hampton bring the waste they collect to Paumanok Environmental in Yaphank. JOSEPH P. LOUCHHEIM

A team of four men is responsible for recovering any recyclables of value (mainly cardboard) from the waste stream at Paumanok Environmental in Yaphank. JOSEPH P. LOUCHHEIM

A team of four men is responsible for recovering any recyclables of value (mainly cardboard) from the waste stream at Paumanok Environmental in Yaphank. JOSEPH P. LOUCHHEIM

A team of four men is responsible for recovering any recyclables of value (mainly cardboard) from t

A team of four men is responsible for recovering any recyclables of value (mainly cardboard) from t

authorCailin Riley on Nov 27, 2018
For most of the 80,000 people who live in the towns of Southampton and East Hampton, the region’s recycling effort comes down to this: Four men, wearing dust masks and... more

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