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China Suspends Recycling U.S. and European Trash

China Suspends Recycling U.S. and European Trash

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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