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[MAREA] Has China killed recycling? Are my efforts still worth it?

Recyclables piling up in warehouses on the West Coast. Container ships of materials suspended mid-journey across the Pacific Ocean. Do China’s increasingly stringent environmental standards spell the death of U.S. recycling? At our July meeting, we’ll get good answers to these big messy questions from iSpring Associates’ Samantha Wittchen. In today’s economically uncertain recycling climate, Sam will break down for […]

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Is China’s scrap import ban the end of recycling?

Late last year, the mainstream media picked up on something that had already been causing sleepless nights for many in the North American recycling industry: China’s ban on certain types of scrap materials it imports. This wasn’t something totally new; China had already launched intensive inspections of incoming loads of scrap materials as part of its Green Fence crackdown in […]

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July 31 – Has China killed recycling? Are my efforts still worth it?

Recyclables piling up in warehouses on the West Coast. Container ships of materials suspended mid-journey across the Pacific Ocean. Do China’s increasingly stringent environmental standards spell the death of U.S. recycling? At our July meeting, we’ll get good answers to these big messy questions from iSpring Associates’ Samantha Wittchen. In today’s economically uncertain recycling climate, Sam will break down for us […]

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[LVSN] Green Drinks LV

How Do I Recycle THAT? Ann Saurman, Manager, Allentown Bureau of Recycling and Solid Waste Danielle Fugate, ReStore Paint Coordinator Join Ann Saurman, Manager of Allentown’s Bureau of Recycling and Solid Waste, as she shares how to recycle those unusual items that can’t go in your recycling bin. Learn how to make sure that you’re not contaminating what does go […]

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Recycling

Recycling is the process of turning any type of waste into new products that can be used again. In a consumer context this generally refers to items such as used metal, glass, cardboard, paper, plastic, and sometimes electronics.  It is an alternative to disposing of waste through incineration (which causes air pollution) or through landfills (which can cause water pollution). […]

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