rePlanet Closes All Recycling Centers – 800 Employees Laid Off – Consumers Have Nowhere To Go To Get Deposit Money Back.
Conspiracy Theories Deepen as CalRecycle knew that rePlanet was running at a loss for years and refused to help.
The giant recycling Company rePlanet has closed down. It was running at a loss for quite some time, and it was up to the State of California’s CalRecycle to help them out. Because the big grocery chains and the gas station stores and the 7-11 stores lobbied so they would not have to bear an unreasonable cost and hassle to take care of the recycling bottles and cans and returning deposits, companies like rePlanet took up the challenge. The problem was rising costs, rising wages, and now facing a 25% tariff tax on all recyclables going to China, they needed financial help from the State. Not enough was offered, so down they went, and now almost 1,500 recycling outlets have closed down in the last few years.
The State, however, is laughing all the way to the bank. They get all the money from the CRV deposits and make even more money because they don’t have to pay it back to the consumer. They make some $200,000,000 per year on this. This is now a serious fraud on the California consumer, who pays a deposit and now can’t find a place to get their money back.
And then there are the cities, many of whom have closed down their recycling yards. They now get all their bottles and cans FREE in the blue recycle bins, and SELL them to the State of Callifornia, thereby making millions of dollars.
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