contamination, mixed paper, mixed plastic, recycling, trade

China’s Recycling Ban: Turning Treasure Into Trash

When you put out the recycling bin, do you stop to think about where your waste ends up? Would you be surprised to learn the answer, in most cases, is China? But now, China’s recycling ban threatens the entire recycling industry. For decades, shipping containers have been loaded with recyclable material and dispatched to China ...

David Clapp