Breaking News: China asks to ban paper, plastic, and more

Is Single Stream jeopardizing recycling in the US? The Washington-based Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) says China has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to ban the import of mixed paper, “most scrap plastics” and metal slags and...

Staggering amount of plastic waste in the world: Only 9% recycled

Now, for the first time, researchers have published a sweeping, public, and in-depth accounting of all plastic that has ever been made in the entire world. The number is so big as to defy human comprehension: 8,300 million metric tons since 1950. Of this, 6,400...

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