Trash barge inspired plastics exec to start a recycling business

09/25/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

CarbonLite Recycling executive Neville Browne got his start in the plastics business making trash bags but switched to recycling technologies in 1987 after being inspired by a New York trash barge that spent 162 days trying to offload its waste. "That was the beginning of a big turning point," Browne says. "We cannot keep using stuff once and throwing it away because it is piling up and we don't know where to put it."

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