This is the way I have had it described. If you live really rural, or at least the area that you live in has some smaller population centers but happens to be not very close to a larger center, then the cost of trucking the various individual materials, to the sorting location, and then to their final destination has increased to the point that the recycling entities do not feel that it justifies collecting it.
I need to better understand what makes recycling systems work in some areas in order to analyze why they don't in other areas. Maybe someone here can enlighten me.
Karen Donnachaidh wrote:Hey, I like the Free Shed idea. In many places dumpster diving is illegal (and you're on candid camera). I think it would have to do with liability. The Free Shed would solve that.
Deb Rebel wrote:Recycling is not free, it takes resources to handle the post consumer waste and get it to where someone can process it. In places that it's not even remotely possible to support an active community recycling system; what can we do to deal with that trash stream? ...
What can you suggest?
Anne Miller wrote:I liked that video, he has the equipment to do what he is doing that most people don't have.
Rus Williams wrote:https://preciousplastic.com/en/machines/
Here's a video. While I recognise that plastic for many falls under the heading of toxic gick, it's also true that plastic is incredibly useful, and that this effort has many permaculture halmarks. Turning the problem into a solution, waste is an unused resource, small and local solutions. It's also totally open source with blueprints, this is a mature and realistic project that anyone with a modicum of skills could make happen.
I know I've posted this before, but I really like what this guy is doing.
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