It can't be that hard, and if you ask me it's a possible job opportunity for some harder-to-employ folks, but that's down the road.
For now, why can't this nation use its sophisticated, well, not sophisticated, just plain ordinary ability to RECYCLE?
Some states I travel have elaborate and comprehensive systems, the best being OR. Some states almost invite you to toss everything into one big bin, recycling be damned.
For a nation that needs to address some huge environmental concerns, I think we should get started with some baby steps. What's missing here? Political will? Public sentiment? Recycling bins that actually take stuff for recycling? Yup.