Abitibi restructuring – recycling hangs by a thread


Texas being Texas, recycling is not a big deal.  Oh, it makes a lot of money where it’s done, but there are cities where officials and citizens are happier making big, nasty landfills, rather than recycling to save money.

Across Texas one company has set up voluntary recycling deals with schools that both get some recycling done in cities, and provide money to the schools.  That company, Aabitibi, now AbitibiBowater, is in bankruptcy.  In Dallas, schools have been bouncing the recycling bins off of school grounds due to an ordinance that requires the bins to be hidden by fences (they are not that unattractive).

New guy on watch to finish the restructuring.  Good luck!

Tip of the old scrub brush to Waste News.

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6 Responses to Abitibi restructuring – recycling hangs by a thread

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  3. Nick Kelsier says:

    So Ner, where’s Archie?

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  4. NerwolfFefe says:

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  5. Ed Darrell says:

    Dallas at last has recycling, and I’m sure that’s cut into Abitibi’s business.

    I don’t have any qualms about recycling bins that increase the amount of recycling. Every bottle, can or piece of paper that is recycled takes another little chunk of hide out of Osama bin Laden, you know.

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  6. Bryan says:

    Ed,
    I’ve got mixed feelings about those Abitibi bins at schools. We have them at our schools and I’ve seen them at some churches. Our city also has paper recycling. I expect that the waste contract is based on the expectation of a certain tonnage of paper. If some of it that gets diverted to the Abitibi bins, I think it would affect the contract with the city (of course, this presumes that our paper is actually being recycled and not dumped as regular waste, even though it’s put in the recycling bin). I also got my big compost pile started. Newspaper is making up a good portion of my “browns,” so I’m doing my own diverting.

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