Mojave Desert & Mountan Recycling Authority

RT: Squishy Plastic

Soft, flexible, stretchy plastic film — the kind you can squish up easily in your hand — such as grocery grocery bags or plastic wrap do not belong in your curbside recycling bin. They jam up recycling equipment and cannot

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Contamination: Dirt and Rock

Please do not put dirt or rocks in your curbside recycling cart or your garbage cart. Instead, consider reusing it for a future backyard project, offer it to a neighbor, or try donating it to a landscaping company. Learn more

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Report: China clamps down on recycled pellet imports

Recycled plastic pellets are facing greater scrutiny upon import into China, international recycling stakeholders recently reported. The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) on Sept. 11 wrote that Chinese customs authorities “have been tightening the enforcement of the existing regulations regarding

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OECD countries split on Basel plastics decision

A coalition that includes the U.S. and European Union failed to agree on how new global plastic waste shipping regulations should affect the coalition’s member countries. As a result, each country will decide for itself how scrap plastic imports are

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Three National Parks Focused on Reducing Waste

Subaru of America, Inc., the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and National Park Foundation (NPF) have created an innovative partnership to reduce the amount of waste that the Denali, Grand Teton and Yosemite national Read More…

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How to Waste Less By Consuming More

In May 2020, I wrote an article for Waste360 that called for the waste industry to redefine “waste,” literally. I argued in favor of the circular economy, which states “waste” is actually a misnomer; rather, the real problem is a

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Contamination: Food Waste

Leftover food waste or liquids in recyclable containers can spill or leak onto other recyclable items contaminating the stream. Please wipe or lightly rinse all food residue from containers before recycling. Learn more about recycling in the High Desert and

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