Changes lead to increase in RI recycling
JOHNSTON, R.I.—Rhode Islanders are recycling more, and officials are crediting the recent change to a single-stream program.
Sarah Kite, who directs the recycling program for the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp., tells the Providence Journal ( http://bit.ly/MaXNyl) their plant processed an average of 400 tons of recyclable material per day in July. That's 7.5 percent more than in the same month a year ago.
Kite says the increase is the direct result of Resource Recovery's efforts to make it easier to recycle.
Residents no longer have to sort recyclables a curbside. Since June that has been done at new machines inside the recycling plant.
Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com