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Washington Residents Are Warned Their Recyclables Will End Up In Landfills

State Library Ed. Note:  Story contains quote from Oregon DEQ employee.

Washington recyclers are worried they could soon have no place to send your discarded paper and plastics. 40 more words

State Of Washington

China Wants Nothing to Do With America's Trash

It will no longer import recycled scrap from the U.S. So what do we do with it?

America is known for it’s large trade deficit with China. 70 more words

OPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting

Local recycling, global impacts: cost increases roll in

Gorge waste managers Hood River Garbage/The Dalles Disposal and Tri-County Hazardous Waste and Recycling Program are coming to terms with how a slated Jan. 1 recycling policy change will affect local programs. 70 more words

Hood River News

Editorial: Recycling effort hits a bottleneck

The news that China will halt imports of recycled materials is a setback for Oregon’s efforts to keep solid waste out of landfills, but recycling is only one element of the state’s waste-reduction strategy. 19 more words

Opinion

Recycling crisis looms, disposal companies warn

For decades China has taken America’s recycled paper, plastics, electronics and other materials and turned them into finished goods for sale in the U.S.

Changing times in China, however, are disrupting the flow, creating a bottleneck that reaches all the way back to curbs in Jackson County. 7 more words

Mail Tribune

Single-use plastic bags banned in Manzanita 

Manzanita first city to ban plastic bags on Oregon Coast.

Manzanita became the first city on the Oregon Coast to ban single-use plastic carryout bags earlier this month, an attempt to reduce plastic debris along the beach. 12 more words

Daily Astorian

Plant-based plastics and a compost controversy

A controversy over compost may be dimming Corvallis’ reputation as a bastion of environmental consciousness.

Republic Services is no longer accepting plant-based plastic silverware and cups as compostable, saying that the items don’t break down fast enough. 27 more words

Albany Democrat Herald