I want to start a recycling business, anyone got any tips or advice or experience?

Don't get into a tough business, especially you know nothing about the ins and outs. If you "succeed", you are the slave of your own business.

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I am a recycling freak and all I read is that it is a brutally terrible business to be in. Very very little of what we think gets recycled actually gets recycled because recyclers can't sell the product for a decent price....or often, any price.

Don't get into a tough business, especially you know nothing about the ins and outs. If you "succeed", you are the slave of your own business.

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I am an engineer working in the recycling industry... Believe me, this industry is on its knees. You really need to have a bulletproof plan just to survive.
Fun fact: the recycling industry was created during the bottled beverage & plastic packaging boom as consumers pointed out how wasteful they both were. By placing the responsibility on the consumer to recycle, companies were no longer targeted for the waste created. There is a documentary on this that goes in-depth on how the recycling industry began called Plastic Wars. Check it out!

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May 16, 2020, 2:26:16 PM

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