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Economic Downturn -Environmental Effects?

The continuing economic downturn is having growing effects in many areas.  One of them is the declining revenue most municipalities are receiving from recycling, which is endangering recycling programs across the country.

Most of Outagamie County , since the contracted recycling vendor has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and can no longer afford to handle the county&;s recyclables.  This could easily just be a temporary oddity, but a continuing decline in recycling revenue could make this a common occurrence, filling our landfills with even more needless junk. 

H/T to TrulyTerrie

Published

January 4, 2009 - 2:15pm

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