What is Recycling Contamination?
With the news from China’s new crackdown on recycling, the topic of recycling contamination has popped up. But what is recycling contamination? To put it simply, it’s when unacceptable items are put into recycling containers such as food, liquids, and plastic bags. Many communities have been struggling to keep up with the rising recycling costs due to China’s new regulations — some to the point of eliminating recycling services all together. Read more about how communities are dealing with the crackdown in this article from the Boston Globe. Then check out Waste Management’s helpful video on recycling contamination and learn how you can Recycle Often. Recycle