Recycling Plastic Scandals

Vanessa Clemente
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Recycling has long been the focal point of the environmental movement, a movement that started over 30 years ago as a response to the world's problem of depleting resources. Reducing toxins and chemicals in our already abundant amounts of garbage is a worthy objective. Recently, the process of recycling has been put to the test, and some recycling agencies in Montreal have been found guilty of giving away their potential recycled waste to city dumps and landfills. I will briefly describe the recycling process - for the sake of this essay, I will speak only of plastics recycling - flaws within this process, and present newspaper articles from Montreal detailing the truth behind our recycling plants, along with a potential plan for the government, in order to prevent this from happening again.

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