Creating a sustainable recycle economy means creating a need for recyclables
19 Aug 2021
Lake Country, Cooperative Light and Power, Arrowhead
The state of recycling in Minnesota, with low economic return and high volume, has many looking for solutions beyond wishful thinking as landfills reach capacity and oil companies churn out more virgin plastics.
Wishcycling, according to Christine McCarthy, Lake County’s environmental services director, comes from the best of intentions when someone puts something in the recycling bin that they “wish” could be recycled, like a plastic yogurt container with the #5 recyclable symbol.