KCET

Life In Plastic: California’s Recycling Woes

As California deals with the fallout of a global waste crisis, plastic manufacturers continue to spread misleading information about recycling, while spending big on lobbying efforts to keep their products on the shelves.



KJZZ

Cities Look To Private Businesses To Handle Recycling


China's revamped recycling policies, which includes no longer buying tons of U.S. materials, have led to dramatic shifts in the way some cities approach recycling.

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KCET

Are You a Good Recycler? Test Your Knowledge.


When curbside recycling first began in the late 1980’s, it was a simpler time. Californians sorted their recycling into three separate bins – paper, glass, cans – and called it a day.

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Cronkite News

Arizona Recycling Programs are in Trouble, Thanks to Residential Contamination


Recycling programs across Arizona are in jeopardy as contamination from residents and tariffs from China remain in place.

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KJZZ

U.S. Recycling 18 Months Later: Who Is Paying The Bill?


The initial blow of a recycling system breaking down. It came shortly after a March 2018 announcement from China of its "National Sword" policy, a strict regulation on imports of solid wastes and raw materials.

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KCET

Recycling as a Hobby


Killian, a 24-year old, likes to recycle for fun. Follow him as he searches bins and curbsides around the city for recyclables that he then exchanges for money.

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KJZZ

Phoenix Public Works: Recycling Will Be Cut Without Rate Hike


Phoenix will be talking more about trash over the next several weeks. That’s because the city’s Public Works Department says if solid waste rates are not increased, cuts must be made.

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