China is taking less of the U.S.’s recyclables. That might be an opportunity for Minnesota

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Greta Kaul China is tired of putting up with our garbage.China is a top buyer of recyclables from other countries, but it announced this year that it would be drastically reducing the amount of recycling it accepts from places like the United States, largely due to the high contamination of recyclables with plain old trash.That reduction is a big deal: Last year, China imported about two-thirds of the United States’ waste paper and more than 40 percent of its plastic, according to Governing.In parts of the U.S. and other countries, the purchasing reduction has already resulted in pile-ups of recyclables, as companies that sort and sell recycling can’t find buyers for the material.While things in Minnesota — far from coastal ports and...

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China is taking less of the U.S.’s recyclables. That might be an opportunity for Minnesota

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