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    The biggest recycling store chain in California just closed its doors. Here’s why.

    BY ANDREW SHEELER

    The largest bottle and can recycling center chain in California, rePlanet, shut its doors Monday, terminating its entire workforce and creating a massive gap in recycling availability in the state.

    “With the continued reduction in state fees, the depressed pricing of recycled aluminum and PET plastic, and the rise in operating costs resulting from minimum wage increases and required health and workers compensation insurance, the Company has concluded that operation of these recycling centers and supporting operations is no longer sustainable,” a company spokesman said in a statement Monday.

    The company has shut doors at 284 sites throughout the state.

    Read the rest of the story on The Sacramento Bee


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