Helpful Resources on Recycling


Websites and pages

EPA “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” page
Link: https://www.epa.gov/recycle

EPA “How Do I Recycle?: Common Recyclables” page
Link: https://www.epa.gov/recycle/how-do-i-recycle-common-recyclables

Earth911 “Recycling Guide: Have something to recycle? Find out how and where!”
Link: http://earth911.com/recycling-center-search-guides/

Recycle Nation “Search. Find. Recycle.”
Link: https://recyclenation.com/



Articles & Interviews

“CRI’s ‘Duty to Warn’ Webinar Debunks Recycling Myths,” Waste360 (2019)
https://www.waste360.com/business/cri-s-duty-warn-webinar-debunks-recycling-myths

“US Cities are Killing or Scaling back Their Recycling Programs,” Vox (2019)
https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/3/18/18271470/us-cities-stop-recycling-china-ban-on-recycles

“Examining Key Issues Facing Recycling, Materials Management Industries” Waste 360 (2019)
https://www.waste360.com/recycling/examining-key-issues-facing-recycling-materials-management-industries

How not to be (completely) depressed about climate change,” Yes Magazine (2019)
https://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/how-to-not-be-completely-depressed-about-climate-change-20190107?fbclid=IwAR2DUsincO98WuyoDc3fzWuuR04VPF7OhxRJptAMS08ukhEW_SkJA4Le7sM

“How Many Times Can Something Be Recycled?” SF Gate
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/many-times-can-something-recycled-79191.html

“Study compares glass, aluminum and plastic,” thedrinksreport
http://www.thedrinksreport.com/news/2010/13476-study-compares-glass-aluminum-and-plastic.html


 

Web Journals & Periodicals

Waste Dive
Link: https://www.wastedive.com/

Resource Recycling
Link: https://resource-recycling.com/recycling/

Waste 360
Link: https://www.waste360.com/


Books

Recycling Reconsidered: The Present Failure and Future Promise of Environmental Action in the United States, by Samantha MacBride (MIT Press)
ISBN: 9780262016001
New York Public Library members access free online version here (click “UPCC Books 2012 Complete Supplement II” and enter log-in info)


Reports, Studies, & other Documents

“Beyond Waste: A Sustainable Materials Management Strategy for New York State,” New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation Document: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/materials_minerals_pdf/frptbeyondwaste.pdf

DEC Guide to Recycling Plastics – What the numbers mean
Printable PDF: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/materials_minerals_pdf/plasticpam.pdf

Solid Waste Management Act of 1988
Text: SolidWasteManagementActof1988

Waste Management: Best Practices & Lessons for Long Island, Sustainable Long Island/The Jaggar Foundation
Document: Sustainable long island.Jaggar-Interim-Recycling-Research

Nationwide Diversion Rate Study: Quantitative Effects of Program Choices on Recycling and Green Waste Diversion: Beyond Case Studies, Lisa A. Skumatz
Report: Nationwide Diversion Rate Study – how effective are various recycling programs (1996)

“Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recycling and Disposal in the United States: Facts and Figures for 2012,” US EPA
Report: 2012 MSW Generation, Recycling and Disposal in the US

Demystifying MSW Recycling Rates. William P. Moore & Peter L. Engel, (June 2016)
PDF HERE

How Do We Measure Them? Lessons from Long Island on Computing Recycling Rates, (Journal of Urban Technology, December 2009), David J. Tonjes and R. Lawrence Swanson
PDF HERE

Suffolk County Solid Waste Management Report and Recommendations, Suffolk County Regional Solid Waste Management Commission (2009)
PDF HERE