Under China’s New Rules, U.S. Recycling Suffers


Some cities are closing recycling plants. Others are ending curbside pickup. For recycling to be sustainable, consumers must learn to sort their trash better. Ever since cities began offering curbside recycling programs, skeptics have joked about how it all ends up going to the same place as the garbage. In Franklin, N.H., that’s actually true. … More Under China’s New Rules, U.S. Recycling Suffers

Families Living Inside Indonesia’s Largest Landfill


It’s one of those headlines you can’t ignore: “People Are Living Inside Landfills as the World Drowns in its Own Trash.” The Huffington Post recently published an in-depth report about Bantar Gebang, Indonesia’s largest landfill, and the villages that are crammed against its compressed trash mounds. As many as 3,000 families live within the footprint … More Families Living Inside Indonesia’s Largest Landfill

Spotlight: Summary of Recent Solid Waste and Recycling Industry Reports


Over the past several months, a number of solid waste and recycling industry reports have been released from varied sources. In this post, WIH Resource Group combines highlights from all of them. Recent Forecast by the World Bank In late September, the World Bank Group released a report entitled “What a Waste 2.0: A Global … More Spotlight: Summary of Recent Solid Waste and Recycling Industry Reports

China Throws the Recycling Scam in the Trash


The opinions and views contained in this article are that of the author and not necessarily that of WIH Resource Group or its employees.  Every branch of government from Washington D.C. to your local town council, has spent a fortune convincing people that recycling is a magical process that turns your old pizza boxes into … More China Throws the Recycling Scam in the Trash

Recycling is Big Business, but is it Profitable?


The news doesn’t appear to be good for the recycling industry. The front page of the Business & Finance section of the May 14, 2018, issue of the Wall Street Journal carried the headline, “Recycling Firms Hit by Crushing Economics,” and wrote in a sub-headline, “plunging prices for scrap paper, plastics prompt cities to send some … More Recycling is Big Business, but is it Profitable?