The recycling industry must adapt to constantly-changing market conditions.  Recycling is a global commodities marketplace influenced by many economic factors, including supply and demand. Recycling regulations differ depending on where you live, the type of Material Recovery Facility where your recyclables are sent, and the type of buyers found for the raw materials. Recyclers must adhere to strict quality standards set by their buyers and pass those standards on to system users.  For recycling to be sustainable, both environmentally and economically, consumers should follow the rules set by their recyclers.