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Recycling options may be coming to an end. What you can do – 11 recycling tips.

Plastic, paper, glass, and cardboard at a Recology facility in San Francisco
© Robert Galbraith / Reuters Plastic, paper, glass, and cardboard at a Recology facility in San Francisco

Editor’s note: China stopped accepting for import America’s recycling items because of President Trump’s imposed tariff policies.

“Is this the end of recycling?”

“For decades, we were sending the bulk of our recycling to China — tons and tons of it, sent over on ships to be made into goods such as shoes and bags and new plastic products. But last year, the country restricted imports of certain recyclables, including mixed paper — magazines, office paper, junk mail — and most plastics. Waste-management companies across the country are telling towns, cities, and counties that there is no longer a market for their recycling. These municipalities have two choices: pay much higher rates to get rid of recycling, or throw it all away.

“Most are choosing the latter,” quoting Alana Semuels, The Atlantic. Read more

“Top 11 Tips to Become an Expert at Recycling”

“Do you recycle? If you do, the tips in this article will help you do it better, and if you don’t, why not make it a point to start this year, armed with the essential do’s and don’ts?

“It’s worth remembering that mankind had a zero-waste lifestyle up until about 100 years ago. There were no plastic wraps around the foods and items you bought, and virtually every scrap — be it fabric, paper, wood or metal — was repeatedly reused and creatively repurposed into new products,” by Dr. Mercola. Read more

Posted by Steve on March 14, 2019 at 10:36 am | Permalink

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