Policy-makers take aim at new recycling frontier: solid waste, retailers and packaging

NEW YORK–It’s human nature to conserve and hoard, so a lot of Americans today take a certain pleasure in their trash habits when it comes to recycling paper, plastics, glass and cans. But in order to make sure we don’t run out of resources as Earth’s population peaks, the next garbage frontier is an “upstream” focus on solid waste management and getting industries to take more responsibility for collecting the trash that results from consumption of their products, a panel of speakers said here on March 23. [More]

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