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China Tightens Recycling Import Rules
We have all seen the pictures of cities in China with air pollution so bad citizens have resorted to wearing masks. To help improve the environment, the Chinese government recently implemented new rules severely restricting the import of recycled plastics and recycled paper. With the paper mill industry declining in the US, we have been shipping much of our baled paper to China, where high-quality recycling is made into products such as cereal boxes and shipping cartons. Historically, China has accepted 4 to 5 percent impurities in bales of recycled materials. Now, China will only accept bales containing less than 1 percent of those impurities. It is a big change that will be challenging to meet.  Read more.
Recology® San Francisco Artist in Residence Exhibitions: Work by Ramekon O’Arwisters, Anja Ulfeldt and Jinmei Chi
San Francisco, CA--The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco will host an exhibition and reception for current artists-in-residence Ramekon O’Arwisters, Anja Ulfeldt, and student artist Jinmei Chi on Friday, January 20, from 5-8pm and Saturday, January 21, from 11am-1pm. Additional viewing hours will be held on Tuesday, January 24, from 5-7pm, with a gallery walk-through with the artists at 6pm. This exhibition will be the culmination of four months of work by the artists who have scavenged materials from the dump to make art and promote recycling and reuse.   Read more.