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China Quits Recycling U.S. Trash As Sustainable Start-Up Makes Strides

Kenneth Rapoza of Forbes writes about Terravive, a startup that is making containers out of recycled plastics.

The C3 Take

China no longer takes recycled American waste, which has led to recycling losing value and declining. Instead of being created into new products, plastic is largely going to landfills. Startups such as Terravivie that are tackling this issue by producing recycled to-go containers and products.

“If we want to get serious about recycling and move away from dependence on China for everything from solar panels to plastics and metals recycling, then the U.S. either has to build a better recycling system or make sustainable, single-use items that do not have to be part of a largely failed and filthy, global recycling mess.”

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