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Article: US states banned from exporting their trash to China are drowning in plastic

In the U.S. we are increasing our recycling rate. What do we do with all those plastic bottles? We have been exporting a lot of them to China. Now China is saying “no more.” What will happen to all those “recycled bottles?”

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US states banned from exporting their trash to China are drowning in plastic

http://qz.com/117151/us-states-banned-from-exporting-their-trash-to-china-are-drowning-in-plastic/

So should I stop buying products that come packaged in plastic?   I thought I was doing the right thing by recycling.  Heck, last year my municipality made it mandatory on my monthly bill (I pay for recycling whether I utilize the service or not).

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About Pamela Turner

I am an Associate Professor and Extension Housing & Environment Specialist at the University of Georgia. I have a passion for helping people improve their home environment and live greener and healthier lives. An important part of that is helping people weed through all of the information to find trustworthy sources. www.gafamilies.org/home

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