Over the last year, staff from Resource Recycling Magazine created a chronological rundown of import policy action across Asia to help stakeholders get a firm grasp on the Chinese import policies that are reshaping materials recovery around the planet.
The English-speaking world's growing concern for the environment and the ubiquity of disposable items that are used only once has pushed the word "single-use" to the top of Collins Dictionary's list of "Word of the Year."
Collins says there's been a fourfold increase in the usage of the word since 2013, in part thanks to news coverage of environmental issues.
A global chess game is changing the geography of the world’s paper manufacturing and recycling sectors.
Feature Story from Recycling Today by Brian Taylor
During the previous two decades, China emerged and then solidified its role as the leading producer and consumer of nearly every basic material, including base metals, plastic and paper and board.
The global shift in resources also entailed China becoming a magnet for secondary raw materials, including millions of tons annually of paper, metal and plastic scrap imported from other nations.
Modern life would be impossible without plastic – but we have long since lost control over our invention. Why has plastic turned into a problem and what do we know about its dangers?
This video is a collaboration with UN Environment and their Clean Seas campaign.
Study claims US plastic recycling rate is plunging: Coalition says rate will drop to 4.4 percent in 2018.
The Product Stewardship Institute’s Scott Cassel and Megan Byers respond to the New York Times’ August 15th Opinion piece, The Conflict of Interest That Is Killing Recycling.
CBS News Sunday presents a special report on the impact of plastic piling up in our environment and the effects on recycling from China's National Sword.
Author David Pogue poses, "So, what happens now to the plastic we used to ship to China? Nothing. It's just piling up."