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In My Opinion: Opportunities Amid the Uncertainty

It’s no secret that China is a leader in international world trade. For years, the country has been a major importer of many types of foreign goods, including timber, dairy products, and petrochemicals. China is also the world’s largest importer of waste. Last year, Chinese manufacturers and recyclers imported 7.3 million metric tons of waste […]

Deposit Return FAQs Answered

On September 5, 2017, Scotland joined a growing list of countries around the world when it announced that it will be introducing a deposit-return system (DRS) for drinks containers to tackle marine and land-based litter. There are now over 40 jurisdictions worldwide that have implemented DRS, and the momentum continues to build. In this series of short […]

Deposit Return: How it Works

If we look internationally—Europe, US, Canada, Middle East, China, and Australia—massive efforts are underway to introduce or expand existing programs, as governments recognize deposit-return as a modern solution to litter caused by single-use bottles and cans as well as far superior recycling rates. New laws have received much public support, and most respondents to public […]

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The Poop on Diaper Recycling (2003)

The Poop on Diaper Recycling

One small town’s groundbreaking program may lead the way for recovering valuable materials from an unlikely waste. Click to launch full article in PDF Last November, a California community boldly did what few have done — or even imagined possible: They began to recycle their diapers. Just to be clear, this means dirty diapers, disposable […]