Berkeley Takes First Steps Toward Recycling Mixed Plastics

I've been covering plastics a lot these days, including here and here. Last week, I reported on how Berkeley -- which previously decried the practice -- has taken its first tentative steps toward recycling mixed plastics. A lot is still up in the air, but for folks who follow this sort of stuff, it's an interesting development. Berkeley has consistently resisted plastics recycling in favor of attacking from the other end; while other cities have jumped headlong into mixed-plastics recycling, Berkeley has fought for extended-produce responsibility, bans on specific plastics, reduced consumption, and the like. So it'll be interesting to see where this leads: "Can Berkeley Tackle Its Plastics Problem?"

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