Every year, an estimated 100 billion plastic bottles are produced in the U.S., the bulk of which come from three of America’s biggest beverage companies. Only one-third of those bottles get recycled.
Mayor Joe Hogsett and other city leaders held a recycling forum at Garfield Park in 2016, and urged attendees to think big. But two years later, not much has changed on the recycling front.
Carey Hamilton hopes to replace Christina Hale on the ballot as Hale runs alongside Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg.
Under a plan by Indianapolis and Covanta, consumers would throw everything into one trash bin and automated sorting equipment would pluck out recyclables. Opponents say the early experience of Montgomery, Alabama, provides evidence that the sorting technology isn’t effective.