Matt Seaholm: No, Minneapolis billboard, plastic recycling is not a myth
While traveling just before the Labor Day holiday I was greeted on an open highway in Minneapolis by a gigantic billboard emblazoned with, "Plastic Recycling is a Myth." As someone who spends a significant portion of his time discussing the merits of recycling, having publicly testified about the need to greatly expand recycling in America, I couldn't help but shake my head. This kind of message is not only inaccurate — it is an untruth that undermines public confidence and consumer participation in the entire U.S. recycling system.
The Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) shared a report just a few weeks ago showing that recycling rates may not be as low as some would like you to believe. In the same report, APR estimates that plastic waste recycling supports more than 200,000 American jobs, which, doesn't sound like a myth to me.
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