29 Oct '17, 8pm

The Systole and Diastole in Recycling

Recycling is not new. 11,000 years before Christ the people in the Nile valley recognized the intrinsic value of reusing waste. But maybe not since that dawn of civilization has recycling undergone the wide fluctuation, good and bad, that we are seeing right now. The bad news is that on July 18, China notified the World Trade Organization in two filings it would be imposing a ban on imports of certain kinds of solid waste. The resultant chaos in the recycling market is because last year, China imported 7.3 million metric tonnes of waste plastics from developed countries including the U.S. In 2016, the U.S. sent $5.6 Billion of recyclables to China. And the externalities are dramatic because shipping companies charge less to import all cargo containers into the U.S. when those containers return filled with waste in lieu of returning empty. Moreover, U.S. environmental laws ...

Full article: https://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/2017/10/articles/r...

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