Here is the research material studied by the Boards of Selectmen and Finance during the Single Stream decision last year. The Board of Selectmen meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:30PM and the Board of Finance meets on the 2nd Tuesday at 7PM each month.
Mar. 4, 2019, NH Register Recycling Market Collapses
Feb. 27, 2018, Bloomberg News “U.S. Woes Pile Up as China Escalates Ban” https://www.bna.com/us-recycling-woes-n57982089254/
Jan.11, 2018, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, “China’s New Recycling Import Policy and the Future of US Municipal Recycling” https://ilsr.org/china-recycling-policy-opportunity/
Dec.9,2017, Morning Edition, NPR. “Recycling Chaos in U.S. As China Bans ‘Foreign Waste’.” https://www.npr.org/2017/12/09/568797388/recycling-chaos-in-u-s-as-china-bans-foreign-waste
July 17, 2017. Berg Mill Supply, “Overcoming the Business Challenges of Single Stream Recycling”. http://bergmill.com/recycling/overcoming-the-business-challenges-of-single-stream-recycling/
April 20, 2017, USA Today, “Recycling is in Trouble-and it Might be Your Fault”, https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/04/20/weak-markets-make-consumers-wishful-recycling-big-problem/100654976/
Jan. 26, 2016, Waste360, “Contamination Continues to Hurt Recycling Efforts”, http://www.waste360.com/source-separation/contamination-continues-hurt-recycling-efforts