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How to survive the China Ban: Potential solutions

Posted by Tyler Munro on Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:06 PM

In our last article on surviving the China Ban, we identified the biggest recycling issue facing communities across the country: contamination.

This week, let’s look at ways you can confront contamination head on, whether it’s implementing recycling communication tools that can help your community right now, promoting organizations that can complement your efforts in the community, or exposing your residents to third-party sources of recycling information to keep them informed.

So here it is, everything you need to know.

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Topics: contamination, China Ban, National Sword Ban

STATE OF RECYCLING: Confronting contamination

Posted by Tyler Munro on Thursday, November 1, 2018 11:27 AM

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), U.S. solid waste infrastructure currently scores a C+. This places it squarely in the “Mediocre, Requires Attention” category.

Not exactly a glowing review, is it?

But it’s not a shock, either. At least, not if you’ve been following the news lately.

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Topics: State Recycling, Statewide Communications, China Ban, National Sword Ban

How to survive the China Ban: Identifying the problem

Posted by Tyler Munro on Thursday, October 18, 2018 8:48 AM

Under a year ago, China passed its now-infamous National Sword policy, banning the import of 32 categories of solid waste and setting a 0.5% contamination standard on all accepted recyclables.  

Since then, a lot has changed.  

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Topics: China Ban, National Sword Ban

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