Letter To The Editor: Fate Of Our Recyclables?

Los Alamos

What happens to the stuff that we put in our recycle bins? How much is actually recycled?

Even if recycling is something of a sham (“It’s OK to be wasteful—Just recycle!”), it is broken in many parts of the US (Sierra Magazine July/August 2019).

What is the state of our local recycling? Does all of our correctly sorted recyclable stuff really get recycled? What happens to the plastic shopping bags that Smith’s collects?

Thank you.