A better way forward for recycling
by Alex Mitra
Jan 13, 2020

With the closing of large swath of recycling centers, the California Legislature is looking for new models to resuscitate the state’s recycling program. The current program put the onus of creating recycling centers on private entities receiving and selling recyclable goods. With the drop in value of recyclable goods in the past year the centers are going out of business, leaving no place for recycled goods to go. 

Assemblymember Phil Ting is looking at requiring bottles to contain a certain amount of recyclable material, adding liquor and beer to the recycling costs and making beverage makers responsible for the upkeep of the centers, as they are in other states.