What Happens To Our Recycling, Part Three: The Way Forward - 27 East

What Happens To Our Recycling, Part Three: The Way Forward

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Carolyn Munaco of Hampton Bays is a diligent composter. Composting is a good way to reduce waste that is sent to landfills. CAILIN RILEY

Carolyn Munaco of Hampton Bays is a diligent composter. Composting is a good way to reduce waste that is sent to landfills. CAILIN RILEY

Returning recyclables for deposit in East Hampton. KYRIL BROMLEY

Returning recyclables for deposit in East Hampton. KYRIL BROMLEY

The Southampton Town transfer station in Hampton Bays.  DANA SHAW

The Southampton Town transfer station in Hampton Bays. DANA SHAW

The Southampton Town transfer station in Hampton Bays.  DANA SHAW

The Southampton Town transfer station in Hampton Bays. DANA SHAW

Reusable sandwich bags are a good alternative to thin plastic sandwich bags

Reusable sandwich bags are a good alternative to thin plastic sandwich bags

 which are never recyclable. CAILIN RILEY

which are never recyclable. CAILIN RILEY

Baled solid waste at the Winters Brothers transfer station in Holtsville. Efforts to reduce waste need to accompany better recycling practices to help solve the problems the industry is currently facing. DANA SHAW

Baled solid waste at the Winters Brothers transfer station in Holtsville. Efforts to reduce waste need to accompany better recycling practices to help solve the problems the industry is currently facing. DANA SHAW

Bales of cardboard that were pulled from the waste stream at the Winters Brothers transfer station in Holtsville. Corrugated cardboard remains valuable because so many people have items delivered to their homes from online companies such as Amazon. DANA SHAW

Bales of cardboard that were pulled from the waste stream at the Winters Brothers transfer station in Holtsville. Corrugated cardboard remains valuable because so many people have items delivered to their homes from online companies such as Amazon. DANA SHAW

Skip Norsic

Skip Norsic

 owner of Emil Norsic and Son

owner of Emil Norsic and Son

 and yard manager Chris Zorko at Norsic and Son in Southa

and yard manager Chris Zorko at Norsic and Son in Southa

authorCailin Riley on Dec 11, 2018
The men and women who work in the recycling industry describe it these days in bleak terms. From a business standpoint, recent market changes have made it much harder for... more

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