Recycling startups aim to keep it local
A group of Silver City residents are taking recycling into their own hands, developing plans to repurpose materials like plastics, paper and glass at a local level. The initiatives are bound together by local makerspace The Future Forge, where most of the initial efforts will take place.
Since Silver City terminated its single-stream recycling program July 1, people have been left with no option but to throw nearly all their waste into the garbage, which is then buried in the Grant County landfill. Officials have established collection points for clean cardboard and aluminum cans, but glass recycling was eliminated in Silver City years ago, and the new collection system doesn’t do anything with the world’s highest-profile waste problem: plastic.
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