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  • China reiterates total ban and tries to define ‘solid waste’

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    The following article was written by Colin Staub and was first published by recycling trade publication Resource Recycling. See the original story here.  Chinese officials doubled down on plans to ban virtually all recovered material imports by the end of the year, despite opposition from U.S. interests. Even as the country issued recovered fiber import permits […]

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  • US-China soy trade war could destroy 13 million hectares of rainforest

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    Study suggests Brazil likely to rush to fill China’s sudden soy shortfall by boosting farming The Amazon rainforest could be the greatest casualty of the trade war between the United States and China, warns a new study showing how deforestation pressures have surged as a result of the geopolitical jolt in global soy markets. Up […]

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  • American Cities Dealing With Recycling After China Ban

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    One year ago, China stopped accepting most American scrap plastic and cardboard, throwing a wrench into U.S. recycling programs. Now, cities and towns across the U.S. are dealing with piles of homeless plastic with no clear destination. Many have stopped recycling altogether or dramatically scaled back their recycling programs. Douglas County, Oregon, stopped accepting plastic […]

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  • China Ban Causes Recycling Crisis in Massachusetts

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    The EPA estimates Americans recycle about 90 million tons of material a year. But these days the stuff we recycle has to be purer than Ivory soap. That’s because China, the world’s largest importer of recycled materials, instituted strict new standards on the quality of the products they’ll buy, and the impact is being felt near […]

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  • Piling Up: How China’s Ban on Importing Waste Has Stalled Global Recycling

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    China’s decision to no longer be the dumping ground for the world’s recycled waste has left municipalities and waste companies from Australia to the U.S. scrambling for alternatives. But experts say it offers an opportunity to develop better solutions for a growing throwaway culture. It has been a year since China jammed the works of […]

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  • South Korea plans artificial rain to reduce Seoul air pollution

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    President Moon hopes collaboration with China will improve air quality in the country. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed a joint project with China to use artificial rain in order to reduce air pollution in Seoul. Pollution levels across the Korean Peninsula have soared in recent years. Over the past five days, fine dust […]

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  • Recycling Is Broken

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    In Philadelphia, people like to recycle. Together, all 1.6 million of us generate about 400 tons of recyclable material each day. But since last fall, roughly half of the bottles and cans my neighbors and I have placed dutifully curbside in our blue bins every week haven’t made their way to a sorting facility. They’ve […]

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  • Does a healthy economy need a healthy environment?

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    In China, there is no such thing as “environmentally-friendly economic growth”. The economic boom that the country has been through has proved to be a very successful one but on the other hand, this has resulted in an unhealthy environment for its ever-growing population. The Chinese economy may have experienced a substantial expansion of its […]

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  • Who Is the Best Movie President?

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    On Presidents Day, Ringer staffers gave their nominations for the best commander in chief to grace the silver screen It’s Presidents Day, so we asked Ringer staffers to write about their favorite movie presidents. Before you get started: Martin Sheen’s Jed Bartlet from The West Wing was a television president, so that’s why he doesn’t […]

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  • Huawei risk can be managed, say UK cyber-security chiefs

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    Any risk posed by involving the Chinese technology giant Huawei in UK telecoms projects can be managed, cyber-security chiefs have determined. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre’s decision undermines US efforts to persuade its allies to ban the firm from 5G communications networks. The Chinese government is accused of using Huawei as a proxy so […]

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