Just yesterday I published a post about the importance of buying recycled products like recycled paper, plastics, etc. I pointed out that the more recycled products you purchase the greater the demand for recyclable waste.
Serendipitously, the New York Times published an article today that noted a significant dip in demand for recycable waste. That reduction in demand means lower prices paid for the waste and a lot of unpurchased waste being sent to the landfill.
From the article..."The economic downturn has decimated the market for recycled materials like cardboard, plastic, newspaper and metals. Across the country, this junk is accumulating by the ton in the yards and warehouses of recycling contractors, which are unable to find buyers or are unwilling to sell at rock-bottom prices."
The piece is definitely worth a read, click HERE to read it.