Sep 21, 2020
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The United States used to send about 40 percent of the recyclables it collected …

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The USA used to ship about 40 p.c of the recyclables it collected to China for processing. However in early 2018, China determined to cease importing a lot of this international rubbish, and that call has left U.S. cities struggling to course of mountains of recyclables — so now, in a bleak twist, they’re typically simply burning them. The ensuing emissions can have lasting well being and environmental impacts. Faucet the hyperlink in our bio to learn extra a few scenario which usually simply stinks.

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  • I’m not recycling anymore

    dirtysanch3z12 September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • Lots of cities in australia are doing the same too. Recycling centres are overflowing and trucks have been told to just take it to the general rubbish tips.

    rtags September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • Check out Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who have diverted 85% of their waste from landfill by establishing a recycle/compost program city wide…if it works for their 300,000 it may work for you!

    jamesjcjackson September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • @kc_hut

    bpschneider September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂 Recycling is a FARCE

    anthony_de5 September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • Here’s a thought. Why don’t we process it? Holy shit!

    garyisraelian September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • We dont burn the trash in this country – Erlich Bachmann, Silicon Valley 🤣

    vkasarora September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • That’s a lot

    robotxperience September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • @iammrsyoung1026

    nicoleslaaw September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • It would be great if we could better develop our recycling technologies. What kind of technologies does China have? Are they better technologies or we just passing the buck?…

    galaxycodesigns September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • If the recyclable material were not mixed and treated as garbage, the Chinese would be doing the work and increasing the capacity. #solutiontothegarbage

    viniciusildefonso September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • 😃

    nexupmedia September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • keep talking trash about china now ha?

    barriesurj September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • @prats_rathi

    rutvi.gupta September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • You can burn it down you just need to make a self contain unit that you flow oxygen threw so the toxic Don’t Escape into our atmosphere

    entrepreneur_of_america September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • Obviously there’s a lot more detail to the self-contained unit that would melt down The plastic and keep the fumes from destorying our beautiful planet.

    entrepreneur_of_america September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • Wow. The impact of this administration yet again.

    iamiansteaman September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • China has restricted the amount of contaminates coming into their country as part of a program they have set up. It has affected many countries, not just the US. And it has shown a large hole in the exporting countries waste systems. It’s a nice little wake up call.

    stennnogram September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • Send it to the sun

    yoga_murti September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • I’m guessing this wouldn’t of happened under the Obama administration.

    powerhousehiker September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • This is not the fault of a company that helps divert landfill waste, recycle metals, and generate energy. It’s the incompetence of the municipality for not implementing effective waste management policy. Simple as that. Easy to attack a private company and not the loca government specifically designed to look out for its citizens.

    posisolduq September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • Your telling me we have no use of this plastic or cardboard. How ridiculous.

    hrdlyhuman97 September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • Interesting..💚

    inagreenminute September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply
  • pRoCeSs

    s_0nny September 21, 2020 9:28 am Reply

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