September 2016 Newsletter

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  • How the free market undervalues recycling
  • Burning wood is worse than burning coal: Special Report
  • Zero Waste: Essential to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Estonia to charge for plastic produce bags
  • Free education tools for recycling programs

How the “Free Market” Undervalues Recycling

LoadingWhat is the biggest challenge facing recycling businesses today? Eric Lombardi discusses market price volatility, dishonest economics, and the need for economic systems to account for the costs of pollution.
See why the economics reward landfills instead of recyclers, and how to change that>

Burning Wood is Worse than Burning Coal: A Special Report

LoadingBurning wood is the worst energy source from a combined climate, human health, and ecosystem impacts perspective This according to Dr. Jeffrey Morris and his life-cycle analysis from the Journal of Industrial Ecology. Find out which strategies to manage your wood wastes are best for our environment and health.

Zero Waste: Essential to Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

LoadingMore than 70% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. And 70% of the climate impact from these cities is from how we use, consume and dispose of our resources and our “stuff.” This makes
Zero Waste an essential part of meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to create safe, resilient and sustainable cities.
See how five cities are already implementing Zero Waste solutions to meet these goals >

Estonia to Charge for Plastic Produce Bags 

LoadingProps to Estonia for taking the EU’s already aggressive recycling and waste reduction goals one step further. It’s one of the first places to charge a fee for plastic produce bags as well as for disposable plastic checkout bags.

Free Education Tools to Help your Residents–woot woot! 

LoadingWhether you want to fight contamination, boost participation, or convert recycling bins to carts, The Recycling Partnership has new outreach tools and graphics to help you build a cleaner, more efficient recycling program.

Thanks for your support,
Eric, Kate, Marti and the Eco-Cycle Solutions team

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