Recycling news from New York Times
News about the recycling of waste materials. Commentary and archival information about recycling from The New York Times.
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Flushing disposable contacts down the toilet or washing them down the drain may contribute to the problem of microplastic pollution, researchers said.
Some of the biggest recycling operations are owned by landfill companies whose profits improve when recycling doesn’t work well.
Decades ago, synthetic polymers became popular because they were cheap and durable. Now, scientists are creating material that self-destructs or breaks down for reuse on command.
While the average jet’s life span is 25 years, a stunning array of art and functional objects made from their remains can be useful far, far longer.
A new exhibition looks at how buildings can make recycling easier.