China is no longer accepting trash from the United States and Europe to recycle.
The U.S. doesn’t have the infrastructure to recycle and there isn’t a secondary end market for recycled goods. Only a small percentage of the recycled goods end up as another recycled good. The U.S. needs to get more serious about building a better recycling system or make sustainable, single-use items.
Terravive is one company that has risen to the challenge. They make biodegradable to-go containers, forks, spoons and cups and is mostly selling their compostable products to restaurants and foodservice operators across the country.
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