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Post by melodiccolor on Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:25 pm

http://www.wired.com/2015/07/rubicon-silicon-valley-wants-disrupt-trash/?utm_source=howtogeek&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

Silicon Valley Wants to Disrupt Your Trash

This company is worth keeping an eye on.

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Post by RBM on Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:55 pm

I'd say it's success at this time is totally dependent on the kind of garbage that has recyclable value.

For example, my garbage has more value to bugs and flies than the recyclable market. Unless my understanding of that market is way off.

Irony is, my garbage service just sent me notice that their charges will increase 10% because their landfill charge is going up 20%.
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Post by melodiccolor on Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:17 pm

It's landfill space, or lack of it that will determine as much as use for recyclables the success of this company. Also as natural resources like metals get more scarce in unrefined form, the value of recycled metals will increase and they will find ways to reclaim still more materials. My intuition says things as they are now will change drastically in the next 5 to 10 years and this company will be well positioned to profit from that.

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Post by RBM on Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:59 pm

My point was there is a limit to what is of value.

Now, is just the start, though. So yes, 5 or 10 years will bring lots of change in that market.
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Post by RBM on Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:05 pm

By the way, my employer discards linear feet after feet of wood. As I understand it's garbage cause it's all heat-treated.
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