Fairfax County urges residents to end “wishful recycling” as global crisis intensifies

Michael Dranove Tysons Update

In the mid-2000s, a concept known as “single-stream” recycling came into practice in localities across America.  New technology enabling recycling centers to easily separate materials allowed consumers to place their recyclables into a single bin for collection, rather than separating them prior to disposal. At the time, the process was viewed by most as a win-win-win.  Consumers would recycle more …