david colgan in la times: as california’s recycling industry struggles, companies and consumers are forced to adapt

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David Colgan in LA Times: As California’s recycling industry struggles, companies and consumers are forced to adapt

Even during the days when China absorbed the bulk of American recyclables, much of what they purchased wasn’t actually recycled. After more desirable materials were gleaned, some of it was burned or landfilled, according to David Colgan, director of communications at the Institute of Environment and Science at UCLA.