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Recycling Is Under Fire. Here’s Why We Shouldn’t Abandon It

Recycling Is Under Fire. Here’s Why We Shouldn’t Abandon It

Recycling is under fire.  

As commodity prices plummet, opponents are indicting recycling as too impractical and costly. The debate came to a head late last year when The New York Times posed the ultimate question: Is recycling worth it?

Its answer: probably not. But most of us working in the waste, recycling, public policy, environmental and health fields would respond with a full-throated, "Yes, it is."

Recycling -- hand in hand with other advanced waste management practices -- plays a vital role in shutting down the true enemy of the environment: landfills.

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