US Waste Exporting Explained

US Waste Exporting Explained

In a perfect world, every time we put a takeout container or a coffee cup in the recycling bin, these single-use plastics will be neatly sorted, recycled, and made into useful new plastics. Unfortunately, for a significant majority of the United States’ plastic waste, that is not the reality. So if our plastic waste is not being processed in local recycling facilities, where is it ending up? That’s where waste exporting comes in.