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Recycling drop-off facilities have stopped accepting plastic film and clamshells

Portlanders are rightly proud of our city’s recycling ethic. We collect paper, metal, glass, and plastic so that they can be turned into new products, saving energy, water, and natural resources along the way. Currently, most of the paper and plastics we collect are sent to manufacturers in China. U.S. recycling firms have recently been informed by China that tighter restrictions are being placed on recyclables shipped to that country, which limits the availability of local recycling options. 

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Read a new article by Metro, the regional government for the Portland metro area.

Sustainability at Work, the City of Portland’s program that assists businesses with incorporating sustainable practices, offers a visual guide that covers the current changes.