Why Now?

Everyone recycles for a different reason  -  below is  what caused us to spring into action:

  As part of her kindergarten curriculum, Josie and her classmates spent an entire month learning about recycling.  She would come home enthusiastic and eager to apply everything she learned only to be disappointed that we did not participate at home. Like many other families who live in rural areas, recycling is not offered or advertised… and certainly not convenient.   We hope to change that.

Recycling is not a political statement - It is good old-fashioned stewardship and conservation.  Yes It is a tad inconvenient and it costs a bit more... but you'll feel great about yourself; and your family and friends will approve.     

Most people are unaware, but currently there is a recycling crisis. The industry is literally on life support. The primary reason is that our current methods of cleaning, sorting and handling recycled material is flawed. In 2018, China adopted a new policy with the somewhat aggressive name “National Sword,” which banned the import of some plastics and set tougher limits on contamination at 99.5 percent purity rates. That standard currently can’t be met by most sorting centers in the United States.  In the past, China would ship their goods in containers to the U.S., and we would fill those empty containers with recyclables and send them back.   Now we pay more expensive freight to ship to other countries, which are not equipped to handle the influx.
                
This is what makes Sundance Recycling different. We collect and sort our own recyclables – and we rely on our customers to help us with this process so that material doesn’t get redirected to the landfill or to unprepared Third World countries.

In addition, we are focusing on hard-to-reach rural areas - so that everyone has the opportunity to recycle.