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Posted on February 20, 2019 at 2:55 PM by Austin Stewart
Tag(s): recycle right, Contaminants
You’ve probably heard about China’s changing recycling policy and the ongoing effects it is having on American recyclers. In short, America has historically sent most of its recyclable plastic to China to be processed, and now we have to find industries in the U.S. to do that work for us. The repercussions of these changes are being felt worldwide, and they’re presenting industry leaders with new challenges—challenges that are forcing our recyclers to make changes, be creative, and look for new solutions.
With a recycling market that is experiencing ongoing adaptation, it’s difficult to know what can be recycled. Each region has its own recycling practices, and even within Spokane County you can find different guidelines for what is and isn’t accepted in your curbside recycling bin. To get to the bottom of these changes, Garbage Goat reached out to Spokane County’s local recyclers to learn more about what is done with our recyclable waste, how different materials are recycled, and what citizens can do to make recycling easier for our local industries.