How China’s Ban on ‘Foreign Trash’ Will Impact U.S. Recycling

Jun 6, 2018 3:25 PM ET

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Are you a conscientious recycler, someone who scrubs their aluminum cans and glass containers before tossing them in the bin? Do you know the plastic recycling number codes by heart? Well, now a new rule by China might make some of these efforts moot.

Listen to the interview with Livia Albeck-Ripka, freelance climate and environment reporter, and Frank Chimera, senior manager of municipal sales for Republic Services.