California Recycles a Profitable Idea

California Recycles a Profitable Idea,
Mary Kuhl, The Christian Science Monitor
More and more Americans are recycling, but recycled goods do good
only if they’re actually used again — not if they’re sitting in a
landfill, where, without a market, they’re sadly destined. Enter
the RecycleStore
(www.ciwmb.ca.gov/recyclestore),
an online catalog of recycled goods, part of California’s statewide
campaign to keep reusable materials out of landfills, writes Mary
Kuhl in The Christian Science Monitor. Individuals
and retail stores alike can purchase a wide array of products —
including flowerpots, dinnerware, and backpacks — made from wood,
glass bottles, plastics and ‘just about everything that is in our
waste stream,’ according to Steve Boyd, RecycleStore’s Project
Manager. So far, the store has helped California reduce its waste
by an amazing 42 percent — only 8 percent shy of the state’s
current goal.
–Rebecca Wienbar
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