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Where Will Your Plastic Trash Go Now That China Doesn’t Want It?
  •   March 14, 2019

It’s a sign of a new global quandary: What should wealthy countries do with their plastic waste now that China no longer is buying it? Meanwhile, shipments of plastic waste to other Southeast Asian countries have skyrocketed. Exports from the U.S. to Thailand jumped almost 7,000 percent in one year. Malaysia’s went up several hundred…

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How recycling is changing in all 50 states
  •   February 8, 2019

Waste Dive began tracking the effects of China’s scrap import policies across all 50 states (and the District of Columbia) during Nov. 2017 in honor of America Recycles Day. Since then, a host of other foreign and domestic changes have spurred ongoing ripple effects that will continue for years to come. Click here to view…

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The plastics issue we seem to ignore
  •   February 8, 2019

Giant petrochemical companies have announced a wealthy alliance to tackle plastic pollution. But there’s STILL little talk of scaling back production to help the environment.  Over 8.3 billion tons of plastic we’ve churned out to date, 91 percent has not been recycled. According to a 2016 report by the World Economic Forum, we’re on track to quadruple our total…

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Taiwan has one of the highest recycling rates in the world!
  •   January 8, 2019

“Over the past decade, we have experimented on over 1,200 different waste materials to figure out their mechanical properties,” says Huang as he sips a coffee from a cup made of broken iPhone screens. “Polli-Brick is just one success out of a myriad of trials and errors.” A 40-year-old structural engineer and architect, Huang, the…

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China details scrap metal import restrictions for July
  •   January 8, 2019

China has announced plans to restrict imports of eight different scrap categories – including aluminum, steel and copper – starting July 1. These materials previously were on the “unrestricted” materials list, but will be subject to restrictions and government approval under the new regulations, according to the Bureau of International Recycling. The Ministry of Ecology and Environment indicated that other departments…

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Recycling: Where is the plastic waste mountain?
  •   January 8, 2019

China introduced its ban on “foreign garbage” as part of a move to upgrade its industries 12 months ago. At the time, the UK recycling industry warned that the decision would be a “game-changer” and that it would be a struggle to deal with the country’s waste. Where is that plastic mountain? Well, it hasn’t appeared…

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Sweeping single-use plastic ban proposed in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  •   January 8, 2019

Albuquerque City Council members have proposed legislation to ban a number of single-use plastics at retail establishments by January 1, 2020. If passed, the “Albuquerque Clean & Green Retail Ordinance” would prohibit the distribution of non-recyclable plastic bags, polystyrene containers and straws. Plastic straws would only be available by request to accommodate customers with disabilities, and paper bags…

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China gets tough on US recyclables. How one Maine town is fighting back.
  •   January 8, 2019

Beijing’s 2018 crackdown on recyclables was widely decried as a disaster for global recycling. Facing rising recycling costs, cities like Sanford, Maine, have found innovative ways to respond. Residents stormed into the office … They demanded to know why the city’s recycling service was suddenly refusing to pick up things they’d always collected – like plastic…

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Why 2m kilos of Christmas cheese will end up in the bin!
  •   December 18, 2018

How to cut back on your household’s waste… For many households the Christmas cheeseboard has become an elaborate affair – often resulting in a vast amount of waste. Now, as a new survey estimates that 2.2m kilograms of cheese from the festive dining table will be chucked in the bin this year, specialists are urging shoppers to…

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Regional District encourages a waste reduced holiday season
  •   December 11, 2018

Some suggestions about how to make holiday memories and not garbage! The Regional District Waste Reduction Office is encouraging residents to reduce waste while celebrating the festive season. “The ‘Make Memories, Not Garbage’ campaign is festive, fun, resource friendly, and provides some great gift and wrapping ideas that people may not have thought of that…

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