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Webcast: Recycling at the crossroads

Original post made on Apr 12, 2019

Phil Bobel, Palo Alto's assistant director of Public Works, talks about the uncertainty facing the city's recycling operation since China has become unwilling to buy recycled items that are considered "contaminated."

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 12, 2019, 4:53 PM

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Posted by China's Sanford & Son Days Are Over
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Apr 12, 2019 at 5:39 pm

China doesn't need to lower itself anymore by taking in U.S. recyclables. Its global steel and manufacturing output far exceeds what they would make recycling someone else's garbage.

As a result, this will now be farmed off to the poorer 3rd world/developing countries who need the revenue.



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Posted by Chris
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 13, 2019 at 2:36 pm

What a sad joke this recycling scam is. Put all the garbage in one can, deliver it to a gasification plant, which converts it to syngas and slag, with all organic toxins destroyed. Use the syngas to power generators that produce electricity (at a profit). No landfill necessary! Nothing to ship to China!


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