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By Jane Chastain
Special to Valley News 

Mandatory recycling is garbage


Last updated 3/13/2019 at 10:50pm

Mandatory recycling is the least effective way to take care of the nation’s trash, and it is getting more expensive by the day. One of the least reported stories this past year is that China has stopped taking our recyclables.

Yes, you thought you were helping the environment by meticulously separating your garbage into piles and placing paper, plastic and cans into separate bins to be recycled only to learn that much of it had to be shipped halfway around the world to be disposed. How does that make sense?

Now that China has stopped accepting our recyclables, we are still shipping some...

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