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Recycling Reconsidered

Recycling Reconsidered

Adam Rooney, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017

China currently processes the vast majority of the West Coast’s recycling, including the recycling from Whitman and Walla Walla. However, by the end of 2017, China will no longer accept some types of plastics and all but the best sorted and cleaned recycled goods. For Whitman, this has meant that r...

Numbers in the news

Shelly Le

October 13, 2011

2/3 Less energy it takes to make products from recycled plastic than from virgin plastic. 1 million Pounds of material waste Americans generate per person every year, taking into account hazardous waste, construction debris and chemicals used for manufacturing. 32% Percentage of total waste Americans recycle. 44% Percen...

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