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Recycling Suddenly Gets Expensive

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Recycling Suddenly Gets Expensive

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Recycling Suddenly Gets Expensive

Recycling Suddenly Gets Expensive

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The market for recyclables is down sharply with shrinking demand from factories for raw material. In Seattle, the municipal recycling program that brought in millions of dollars each year may now end up costing money instead.

Ann Dornfeld reports for member station KUOW.