Talk:Recycling

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  • Find information on waste stream breakdown
  • add to article as graphic
  • Add info on pay-per-can programs
  • Define recyclate

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The 'recycling bin' image?[edit]

The image on the right certainly doesn't look like a bin at park in northern California. Would anybody replace the image with the correct one, or remove it from the article?

Surcharges[edit]

In the supply section of the article 2nd paragraph

(Container deposit legislation involves offering a refund for the return of certain containers, typically glass, plastic, and metal. When a product in such a container is purchased, a small surcharge is added to the price. This surcharge can be reclaimed by the consumer if the container is returned to a collection point. These programs have been very successful, often resulting in an 80 percent recycling rate. Despite such good results, the shift in collection costs from local government to industry and consumers has created strong opposition to the creation of such programs in some areas.)

the last line states that

  • 1. there is a shift in collection costs
  • 2. the industry and consumers are now paying for the collection costs.

I believe this is just a misunderstanding of the concept that the money you receive when returning the packaging is actually additional money that you spent when purchasing the item. this forces the consumer to return the packaging if they do not want to be the one paying for the disposal of the item.

02:03, 16 January 2012‎ 206.248.172.126 (Talk)‎

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