If a load of recycling contains non-recyclables – even by just a fraction – that entire load risks not being recycled. That’s according to new guidelines being enforced by China, a major importer of recyclable materials created in the U.S. Why does it matter? Quite simply, if you’re not recycling right you could be preventing tons and tons of materials from ever seeing a second life.
It’s a global issue, and to help solve it we’ve joined forces with industries, businesses, cities, and consumers like you to recycle often and recycle right. Join us now in the battle against contamination by learning about the challenges impacting recycling and then share it with others.
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