Trash Piles Up in US as China Won’t Receive Recycling

Since January, China has closed its borders to most paper and plastic waste in line with a new environmental policy pushed by Beijing, which no longer wants to be the world’s trash can,

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Since January, China has closed its borders to most paper and plastic waste…

Trash Piles Up in US as China Won’t Receive Recycling

(Ivan Couronne, AFP) Washington – For months, a major recycling facility for the greater Baltimore-Washington area has been facing a big problem: it has to pay to get rid of huge amounts of paper and plastic it would normally sell to China.

Beijing is no longer buying, claiming the recycled materials are “contaminated.”

For sure, the 900 tons of trash dumped at all hours of the day and night, five days a week, on the conveyor belts at the plant in Elkridge, Maryland — an hour’s drive from the US capital — are not clean.

Amid the nerve-shattering din and clouds of brown dust, dozens of workers in gloves and masks — most of them women — nimbly pluck a diverse array of objects from the piles that could count as “contaminants.”

That could be anything from…

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4 thoughts on “Trash Piles Up in US as China Won’t Receive Recycling

  1. Tube, I guess it all depends how you’re recycling the take out containers. They need to go to the compost bin unless you have scrubbed them squeaky clean. The Chinese claim this is why they stopped accepting American recycling – the dirty paper wasn’t getting separated out.

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