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Plastics Recycling 'Does Not Work,' Environmentalists Stress as U.S. Recycling Rates Drop to 5% - EcoWatch.com

Plastics Recycling 'Does Not Work,' Environmentalists Stress as U.S. Recycling Rates Drop to 5% - EcoWatch.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

A new report shows that U.S. recycling rates have declined from about 8.7% to between 5% and 6%, revealing the challenges and shortcomings of the country’s waste management infrastructure and policies.

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Countries Tried to Curb Trade in Plastic Waste. The U.S. Is Shipping More. - The New York Times

Countries Tried to Curb Trade in Plastic Waste. The U.S. Is Shipping More. - The New York Times | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Data shows that American exporters continue to ship plastic waste overseas, often to poorer countries, even though most of the world has agreed to not accept it.

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