Recycled materials piling up

Global says recyclables are piling up outside an east-end sorting centre, while Quebec promises to bridge the gap left by the French company Tiru, which is pulling its operations out of North America.

The Gazette’s Allison Hanes summarizes the crisis while, on La Presse, Ariane Krol looks at the difficulties besetting plastic recycling in general and, by way of background, the New York Times looks into why that city can’t make a success of recycling.

We’re going to have to face it: we produce too much waste, mostly plastic, and we’ve run out of places willing to take it in. Now what?