Change to Single-Stream Recycling Hasn't Paid Off. At NERC's Fall 2019 Conference, contamination in the recycling stream was discussed.
The Price Paid for Recovered Materials Falls. NERC reports that the prices paid for a ton of mixed recyclables fell 24 percent during the third quarter of CY 2019.
NERC reports drop in value of recovered materials. NERC's survey of publicly owned or operated MRFs in 10 Northeast states reveals that the average value of a ton of recyclables decreased by 20% during the third quarter of 2019.
State recycling efforts struggling as costs rise. Connecticut's efforts to improve recycling are bolstered by reports from NERC.