East End

27east.com Publishes Sweeping Report on East End Recycling

The Press News Group’s 27east.com is developing a multipart news report examining recycling in the East End towns of Southampton and East Hampton. The first part, titled “What Happens To Our Recycling, Part One: The Recycling Myth” takes a deep look at how recyclable materials move through the chain, from the curb or “dump” to the sorting facility and beyond. The piece exposes how many of those materials never actually see a second life, due to factors such as “wishful recycling” of contaminated or nonrecyclable items, and recent dramatic fluctuations in the recyclables market. It’s a fascinating piece with lots of great insights, and we look forward to reading Part Two.