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3. Assume that you plan to start a recycling center:

a. How would you organize an effective recycling program?

b. List the items likely to generate money for the program.

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Recycling has become a complicated political issue because it often costs more to collect the paper, metal, and plastic, and then process it than it does to simply bury it. But as landfills fill, it is becoming increasingly important to encourage recycling, regardless of its apparent cost. Successful programs try to find a way to use recyclables profitably. Some programs have found that as energy costs escalate, paper products are profitable when burned in power plants. But ...

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Organization and financing of reclycing centers

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