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  1. Mar 07 2019

    From NPR: Where Will Your Plastic Trash Go Now That China Doesn't Want It?

    NPR has posted a great overview of recycling industry challenges: What should wealthy countries do with their plastic waste now that China no longer is buying it?

  2. Nov 15 2018

    Recycling Remains a Strong Industry in the Carolinas

    Though evolving, the recycling industry is alive and well in the Carolinas and across the U.S.

  3. Sep 11 2018

    Recycling could help create jobs in SC if right things land in bins

    The Charleston Post & Courier has published a story about how the recycling industry impacts South Carolina's economy by adding jobs and revenue -- and how the recycling industry is impacted by the actions of the state's citizens.

  4. Aug 16 2018

    Mike Pope talks recycling on SC Business Review

    Listen to the latest SC Business Review on SC Public Radio to learn about recent changes in the recycling industry and how they're affecting SC companies and residents.

  5. Aug 08 2018

    Resource Recycling provides helpful update on Chinese tariffs

    Resource Recycling has posted a story that explains recent tariffs imposed by China on recycled goods.

  6. Apr 12 2018

    17 things you should never recycle — even if you think you can

    What do you (try to) recycle that you really shouldn't? Optimistic or wishful recycling leads to large amounts of contaminants in recycling streams -- meaning that even the good stuff can get contaminated and ultimately end up in the landfill.

  7. Mar 16 2018

    China doesn’t want your recycling anymore. Here’s what that means for you.

    The world’s largest buyer of recycled materials declared last summer that it would no longer import mixed paper and many types of plastic starting Jan. 1. In some parts of the U.S., bales of unwanted plastics and paper are stacking up in warehouses and in some cases going into landfills.

  8. Feb 01 2018

    The journey of the blue bag in recycling streams

    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has developed an interactive webpage about the way the recycling stream works.

  9. Jan 02 2018

    Mountains of U.S. recycling pile up as China restricts imports

    After you collect your cans, bottles and paper, then put them out by the curb, do you ever think about where everything goes after the truck picks things up? Largely, it goes to China.

  10. Dec 12 2017

    Sonoco Recognizes Interbake Foods for Sustainability Achievement

    Sonoco has awarded a gold-level Sonoco Sustainability Star Award to Interbake Foods of Front Royal, Va., a subsidiary of Weston Foods of Canada, for achieving zero waste to landfill status.

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