The big business of the recycling industry

Hi.

This is a post I wanted to make already a few days ago. Because I read an article about a big recycling plant in Germany which is that huge and innovative that there is not enough waste in Germany to run it profitable. So they are obliged to buy the waste from the neighbouring countries. This highlights the statement Mr. Williams had made about the “big business” of this industry. I think that this also shows the shift in thinking. Waste has a value now, mainly because of the rising raw material prices. And this is really important. If waste becomes more and more valuable, the reuse of resources is higher and we move towards one of the goals of natural capitalism: zero waste (or the less possible). Unfortunetaly, this is not yet the case in Naples…

Nina

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