Earth911 Quiz #51: Recycling’s Very Bad Year

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One year after China banned importation of contaminated U.S. recyclables, our recycling programs are struggling. Current U.S. recycling companies simply don’t have the capacity to process all the waste we produce. In this quiz, we look at the precarious present and potentially bright future for recycling.


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Making smart sustainable choices requires practice. Earth911’s weekly sustainability quiz helps you hone your ability to recognize earth-friendly products and services. Through your daily choices — from transportation mode to purchases to waste disposal — you can make a positive difference.

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