Recycling and Globaliation (China, USA)

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Is Recycling Worth It Anymore? The Truth Is Complicated - NPR - YouTube


America produces more waste per capita than any other country in the world. And recycling, which was once considered the solution to that problem, isn’t real...

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China Bans Foreign Waste--but What Will Happen to the World's Recycling? - Scientific American


Scientific American, 2017: "The impact of this will be far-reaching because China is the dominant market for recycled plastic. The following essay is reprinted with permission...

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Recycling Chaos In U.S. As China Bans 'Foreign Waste' : NPR - NPR.org


The U.S. ships a big chunk of its recycled goods to China. But China doesn't want them anymore, and that's leaving the recycling industry in turmoil.

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Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not - The New York Times


Plastics and papers from dozens of American cities and towns are being dumped in landfills after China stopped recycling most “foreign garbage.”

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Article bloomberg.com

The Recycling Game Is Rigged Against You - Bloomberg - Bloomberg.com


Even if you put everything into the right blue bins, a lot of plastics will end up in landfills and the ocean. Consumers can't solve this problem.

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Is Plastic Recycling A Lie? Oil Companies Touted Recycling To Sell More Plastic - NPR.org


An NPR and PBS Frontline investigation reveals how the oil and gas industry used the promise of recycling to sell more plastic, even when they knew it would never work on a larg...

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National Sword - 99% Invisible - 99% Invisible


Where does your recycling go? In most places in the U.S., you throw it in a bin, and then it gets carted off to be sorted and cleaned at a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). Fro...

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