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PostPosted: 12/22/17 10:06 pm    ::: Holiday Packages Causing Environmental & Recycling Prob. Reply Reply with quote

Holiday Packages Are Causing An Environmental And Recycling Nightmare

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Much of our recycled cardboard ends up in facilities in China.

The problem is that in recent years the U.S. has been sending recyclables contaminated with other materials — a stray piece of plastic mixed in with a cardboard for example — that can ruin an entire batch.

Starting January 1, 2018 China is cracking down. They will begin turning away shipments that have more than one percent contaminants.


At condo and apartment bins it is important to break your boxes down because there never seems to be enough room.If people would just do that the problem would be in getting non-recyclables, rather than sending it to China.

There are tons of people who are poor at recycling. But I would like to see the recyclers make longer lists, or more pictures for what can and can't be recycled as I think they miss some items. For example, to-go coffee cups and similar soda cups. I was recycling them as I don't recall ever seeing that you couldn't, but when I did a search I found info that said that they weren't recyclable. I think due to their plastic coating.


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