China Could Block Plastics & Paper from U.S. Recyclers

The recycling industry is in turmoil this fall. China, the world’s largest market for recyclable materials, has announced it will dramatically reduce the amount of mixed paper and plastics it will accept from the U.S. going forward.

This is going to affect us here on Orcas, and San Juan County, very soon—perhaps as soon as November.

We will keep you informed, but in the meantime read this great article produced by our friend Paul Anderson who lives on Orcas and runs the Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District.