RECYCLING EFFORTS ARE WASTING AWAY

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RECYCLING EFFORTS ARE WASTING AWAY

China rejects most of the state’s trash, which ends up getting dumped into landfills

Article posted: Tuesday, 2 April 2019

With probes and clipboards, Chinese inspectors tour Bay Area recycling centers at least once a month, testing our trash to see if it meets their new high standards. Until recently, almost all of our vast piles of plastic and paper refuse were sold and shipped overseas, promising a new life for much of what we so blithely tossed away. Now much is rejected as wet, dirty or worthless… Read More

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