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KTVU Video on the Impact of China’s New Recycling Policies

This KTVU Fox story sheds some light on an important topic: how new policy changes in China are impacting how we recycle here in the U.S. With tighter quality restrictions comes the need for better controls on how we clean, store, and collect recyclables.

The biggest issue right now is contamination which is mainly caused by recyclables that aren't properly cleaned and then are mixed together. This leads to food and liquids soiling paper products which unfortunately renders that paper unsuitable for recycling.

Ultimately, a few simple steps can help us do a better job protecting the integrity of the recycling we produce. This starts with proper cleaning of food containers and better sorting to avoid cross contamination.

Watch this video to learn more.