26 Jun 2008 What Happens to Our Recycled Stuff?
Posted at 08:00h in Sustainable PerspectiveEver wonder what happens to your aluminum cans, food containers, corrugated boxes, and other recyclables after they are picked up at the curb? We did, and not long ago got a tour of Waste Management's recylcing facility on Chicago's South Side. This facility happens to be one of the largest in the country. Here's an inside look. Recycled materials are delivered in a transfer trailer --
Unsorted materials are dumped into a big pile, which looks surprisingly neat --