Report: Poorly sorted recyclables likely still end up in landfills


State News

February 5, 2019 - 10:26 AM

Bales of plastic bottles sit in a warehouse at Stutzman Refuse Disposal in Hutchinson. KANSAS NEWS SERVICE/BRIAN GRIMMETT/KCUR.ORG

It’s morning. You pull out your favorite box of cereal and pour it into a bowl. Then you go to your fridge to grab the milk, only to find that the jug is practically empty.

After you mutter a few unrecognizable words, you toss the milk container into your recycle bin and move on to finding something else to eat. We’ve all been there.

While you’ll likely never think about that plastic milk jug again, its journey into a complex system of waste has only just begun.

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