Posts by shawn

  • Recycling Is Broken

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    Article written by: Maddie Stone.
    Earther.Gizmodo.com

    In Philadelphia, people like to recycle. Together, all 1.6 million of us generate about 400 tons of recyclable material each day. But since last fall, roughly half of the bottles and cans my neighbors and I have placed dutifully curbside in our blue bins…

  • Recycling In Colorado Just Got Harder Thanks to New Restrictions From China

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    Article written by: Sandra McMahon
    Colorado Public Radio

    As a state, Colorado hasn’t been the greatest recycler. New restrictions imposed by China on contamination levels, mixed paper and plastics aren’t making things any easier.

    China used to be the leading re-manufacturer of recyclable material, and took in over half…

  • U.S. Recycling Companies Face Upheaval from China Scrap Ban

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    https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-recycling-companies-face-upheaval-from-china-scrap-ban-1533231057…

  • China’s Changing Import Regulations— What Does It All Mean?

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    There’s a new normal in the world of recycling. Once the largest importer of post-consumer recyclables, China decided it didn’t want “foreign garbage” inundating its country anymore.

    So, it instituted a waste import ban on 24 kinds of solid wastes in January 2018; a new contamination standard of 0.5 percent…