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Read Up!

Take a few minutes to review a summary of the recycling crisis and find out what it means to you.

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For more information on the recycling crisis and recycling’s future, please look for articles from your preferred news source. The list below contains a sampling of what you may find.

11/19/19: Waste Dive – EPA Recycling Summit emphasizes need for urgent action, shies away from regulatory changes

10/28/19: Berg Mill Supply – Single-Stream vs. Dual-Stream Recycling and Rising Purity Standards Abroad

9/20/19: Waste Dive – California legislature wraps session with unprecedented recycling action

9/19/19: Plastics News – California’s stalled plastics plan will come back. Here’s what it could mean.

9/12/19: Quarts – California could become the first state to ban single-use plastics

9/11/19: Waste Dive – California governor signs law encouraging dual-stream recycling

9/9/19: Resource Recycling – Here is away

8/30/19: Mother Jones – One Very Bad Habit Is Fueling the Global Recycling Meltdown

8/7/19: Plastics Recycling Update – Scrap plastic exports plummet 43% this year

8/6/19: Marketplace – RePlanet shuts down amid trying times for recycling industry

8/1/19: Cal Matters – Seabirds eating plastic. Recyclers struggling. This is what California’s waste crisis looks like

7/31/19: The Daily Journal (video) – Grand jury: San Mateo County facing major waste challenges

7/30/19: Resource Recycling – Federal politicians highlight recycling and plastic waste

7/27/19: CNBC (video) – America is drowning in garbage. Now robots are being put on duty to help solve the recycling crisis

7/26/19: You Tube (video) – If You Don’t Know, Now You Know – Asian Nations Reject Western Trash | The Daily Show

7/24/19: MSN News – How China Is Trying To Stem Its Massive Plastic Pollution Problem

7/9/19: Resource Recycling – Experts express optimism for paper and plastic markets

6/11/19: Waste360.com – Why (and How) to Talk Optimistically About Recycling Right Now

6/3/19: Resource Recycling – Putting it all in perspective

5/30/19: Waste360.com – What’s California’s True Recycling Story?

5/28/19: San Jose Mercury News – Opinion: California must stop dumping toxic plastic waste abroad

5/23/19: Waste360.com – Brightmark Breaks Ground on Plastics-to-fuel Facility in Indiana

5/10/19: Phys.org – 180 nations agree UN deal to regulate export of plastic waste

5/7/19: Scientific American – Can Robots Help Pick Up after the Recycling Crisis?

5/6/19: Berg Mill Supply – Cleaning Up the Garbage Trade

5/3/19: Waste Advantage Magazine – Commentary: Is Recycling an Ideas whose Time has passed?

4/27/19: CNN (video) – China’s recycling ban has sent America’s plastic to Malaysia. Now they don’t want it — so what next?

March/April 2019: Scrap – What’s Recyclable?

4/22/19: ABC News – More waste is going to landfills, less is recycled

4/4/19: Fast Company – All the ways recycling is broken – and how to fix them

4/2/19: Food Business News – Effective waste reduction requires closing the loop

April/May 2019: Bay Area Monitor – Re-Evaluating Recycling

4/1/19: CBS News (video) – Why recycling efforts are getting trashed: “This is a total no-no”

3/26/19: Waste Dive – Recycling in the US will survive – despite the media narrative

3/23/19: Fortune – China Has Had Enough of Your Garbage

3/5/19: The Atlantic – Is This the End of Recycling

2/26/19: Resource Recycling – California bill pushes cities to return to dual-stream

2/21/19: The Guardian – ‘Moment of Recokoning’: US cities burn recyclables after China bans imports

2/19: NWRA Issue Brief – Recyclables: Changing Markets

2/11/19: Waste Dive – California counties call for state commission on “significant” recycling disruptions

1/30/19: Waste360.com – Paying for Material Recovery: What’s in Your Wallet?

1/28/19: Next City – Rethink, Retool, Then Recycle?

1/27/19: Waste Advantage Magazine – There’s Value in Recycling’s Setback

1/10/19: FiveThirtyEight.com – The Era of Easy Recycling May Be Coming To An End

1/7/19: VICE on Facebook (video) – China’s Waste Ban is Causing a Trash Crisis in the U.S.

1/1/19: Waste Advantage Magazine – Could Opportunity Rise from the Chinese Recycling Crisis?

12/29/18: Los Angeles Times – How mountains of U.S. plastic waste ended up in Malaysia, broken down by workers for $10 a day

12/24/18: SF Chronicle – It is time to cut use of plastics

12/17/18: Berg Mill Supply – China’s Paper Import Changes Force India to Review Own Regulations

12/14/18: PRI – New Chinese policy is forcing people to think: Is there a better way to recycle?

12/5/18: ABC 7 News (video) – California faces recycling crisis after China tightens rules

11/29/18: Waste Dive – EPA Recycling Summit highlights lack of national responsibility

11/28/18: Waste360.com – How the U.S. Recycling Market is Faring Under China

11/27/18: Resource Recycling – China trade roundup: More materials barred at year’s end

11/17/18: CNBC – How to keep recycling from turning into “wishcycling”

11/16/18: Waste Dive – How recycling is changing in all 50 states

11/6/18: Resource Recycling – More major haulers report recycling pain

10/23/18: Waste Dive – China’s new role in the global recycling economy

10/16/18: Waste Advantage – 3 Models of Collaboration for Sustainable Packaging Innovation

10/15/18: Waste Advantage – Changing Recycling Rules Reveal What is Truly Recyclable

10/4/18: Waste360.com – U.S. Plastic Recycling Rate Projected to Drop to 4.4% in 2018

10/1/18: BuzzFeed (video) – I Want You To Stop Recycling

9/29/18: The Economist – The poor world and the rich world face different problems with their waste

9/26/18: Waste360.com – China’s Recycling Regulations: How American Cities Can Benefit

9/11/18: Waste360.com – Tackling Contamination in the Era of E-commerce, China’s Import Ban

9/1/18: Waste Advantage – China’s Recycling Import Ban: Uncertain Times for Solid Waste Agencies

8/30/18: Waste360.com – Set Recycling Goals Based on Science, Not Wishful Thinking

8/21/18: Resource Recycling – Markets update: More domestic talk as overseas options dwindle

8/14/18: NBC News Bay Area (video) – Recycling Troubles: Companies Struggle with New Tariffs

8/9/18: Waste360.com – Recycling Industry Responds to China Tariffs on Paper, Plastics

8/5/18: CBS News – Piling up: Drowning in a sea of plastic

7/20/18: Waste360.com – China Ban Could Force Americans to Clean Up

7/18/18: Resource Recycling – China moves to extend ban to all materials

7/17/18: Waste360.c0m – Keep Calm and Recycle On: The Sky Isn’t Falling

7/6/18: Waste360.com – Time to Recycle Smarter

6/26/18: Resource Recyclin.com – China Adds Another Hurdle for Exporters

6/20/18: The Verge – China’s plastic waste ban will leave 111 million tons of trash with nowhere to go

6/20/18: The Washington Post – A Giant Wave of Plastic Garbage Could Flood the U.S., a study says

6/15/18: Waste Advantage Magazine – SWANA Provides Update on Impact of China’s Waste Import Restrictions on Recycling Programs

6/12/18: Resource Recycling.com – Exporter Describes Southeast Asian Shipment Strife

6/11/18: Bloomberg (Audio) – Recycling, The Crisis After China’s ‘No’

6/8/18: VOA News – China Trash Ban Creates Crisis for US Recyclers

6/1/18: Waste360.com –  Who Killed Recycling? The Harm to Recycling Has Been Inflicted by Recycling’s Friends, Not its Enemies

5/26/18: Los Angeles Times – California Has a Recycling Crisis. The Only Way to Solve It Is To Stop Making So Much Trash

5/24/18: Berg Mill Supply – Is Recycling’s Future Headed Toward the Trash?

5/19/18: 1 News (Video) – Just south of Thames is this mind bogglingly city of plastic…

5/19/18: WasteDive.comNRC: China’s import ban exposed poor US recycling practices

5/19/18: Waste360.comNRC Calls for U.S. Recycling Improvements Amid China Crackdown

5/17/18: KRON 4 (Video) – California’s Recycling Crisis

4/20/18: CNN Money – China refuses to recycle more of the world’s trash