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'Moment of reckoning': US cities burn recyclables after China bans imports

Philadelphia citizens continue to put their pizza boxes, plastic bottles, yoghurt containers and other items into recycling bins.  But in the past three months, half of these recyclables have been loaded on to trucks, taken to a hulking incineration facility and burned, according to the city’s government.  It’s a situation being replicated across the US as cities struggle to adapt to a recent ban by China on the import of items intended for reuse.  Read more...



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