Three Headaches for the Recycling Industry -USA

Posted on March 29, 2016 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News

The products that have proved particularly troublesome: diapers, plastic bags and juice boxes.

via Three Headaches for the Recycling Industry.

One way to pay for an approach like this would be for diaper manufacturers to include in the diaper’s sales price the cost of picking up used diapers and peeling them apart. But that is unlikely to happen anytime soon.

This type of action has to happen.  Manufacturers have to be held partially responsible for the products they produce.  the cost to produce an item is not only its manufacturing cost.  We have to begin to account for disposal costs, whether it is recycling, incineration, landfilling etc.  Al these have costs and they need to be incorporated into a products cost.