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California's largest recycling business closes, 750 laid off : California's largest recycling business closes, 750 laid off

Aug 05, 2019 - The Canadian Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. - California's largest operator of recycling redemption centres shut down Monday and laid off 750 employees.

RePlanet closed all 284 of its centres, and company president David Lawrence said the decision was driven by increased business costs and falling prices of recycled aluminum and PET plastic, the San Jose Mercury News reported .

The move came three years after RePlanet closed 191 of its recycling centres and laid off 278 workers.

Now many San Francisco Ba...