U.S. Recycling Industry Grapples With China's Foreign Waste RestrictionsPlay
Recyclers in the United States are feeling the impact of China's new strict standards for the recycling it imports from around the world. China wants to eliminate the contamination that comes with the plastic, paper and some metals, but because these new standards are very hard to meet, it is essentially a ban on foreign recyclables.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Joe Fusco, vice president at Casella Waste Systems, about what these changes mean for his company and the U.S. recycling industry.
This segment aired on February 5, 2018.