“As a longtime server and operations manager, I know there are definitely solutions to this.”
Living with fewer materials and less waste should, in theory, save consumers money and resources. It should also save municipalities money in the sharply rising costs of recycling and trash disposal. But waste-free options are expensive in personal time and inconvenience, especially when compared to the unparalleled convenience of the disposable economy
“What we did in this resolution is to lay out what should happen … in every sector of the American economy. Because they can all be transformed with new technologies, with new strategies, new conservation techniques, and in a very brief period of time.”
Despite a relative win for recycling workers, living wage advocates pledge to keep on fighting
Will Boston set a new regional precedent and finally pay recycling workers a living wage?