Recycling outside the big city is hard, but it doesn't have to be....
In the U. S., over 1000 communities with populations greater than 20,000 lack material recovery facilities. Each of these communities generates over $1 million in recyclable material each year. These commodities enter the community as products and packaging in one of the most efficient supply chains in the world. Unfortunately, it is mostly a one-way trip to the landfill. With regulations increasing as we learn more about the negative aspects of landfilling, burying our trash is getting expensive.
Until now, the options haven't been good:
1. Sorting at home is cumbersome and inefficient to collect.
2. Sending collected recyclables to a sorting facility far away is expensive.
3. Sorting Equipment is expensive, requires a new building and is costly to operate.