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February 2nd, 2016 · 1 Comment

The energy lost in the pretense of plastic recycling

“Why can’t they take black plastic?” asked my partner, staring at the City of Toronto recycling poster. I didn’t have an answer.

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Tags: Annex · Columns · Opinion

Greenings: Understanding the consequences of a dispensed bag fee

August 9th, 2012 · Comments Off on Greenings: Understanding the consequences of a dispensed bag fee

What the industry doesn’t tell you is that plastic doesn’t get recycled very well.

By Terri Chu

An attempt by Toronto city council to dispense with the 5-cent fee on plastic bags has instead resulted in the outright ban of the bags.

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Tags: Annex · News