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Monterey, Calif., to Stop Recycling Plastic Bags

July 9, 2018

Via: Waste360

In response to China’s waste import ban, the Monterey, Calif., Regional Waste Management District will stop accepting plastic bags for recycling on August 1. The district was sending plastic film, including plastic bags, to China, but as of January 1, China is no longer accepting those materials from the U.S.

While the district would like to continue recycling plastic bags, there is currently no market for the bags. Instead of placing plastic bags in recycling bins, residents are now encouraged to reuse them, find local collection bins or put them in trash bins.

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