original video: https://youtu.be/lH4WpBbX0oE
You may have heard the delicate whispers on the wind: “China doesn’t want to take our recycling anymore.” And you ignored those whispers, because you didn’t know China took our recycling in the first place, and there’s no way this has anything to do with your life! Right?
Oh, dear. As a nation, we’ve been passing on too many low-quality recyclables to other countries — China, primarily — to get them to deal with it. Watch our video above to find out what has to change.
This story was originally published by Grist with the headline We recycle so much trash, it’s created an international crisis on Jan 16, 2018.