Feb 18, 2020 - Economy & Business

Podcast: Why U.S. cities can't recycle

In 2018, China implemented a ban on importing waste including recyclables, which suddenly left many U.S. cities without a market for their paper, plastics and more. Pro Rata producer Naomi Shavin and Axios reporter Erica Pandey discuss the fallout from the ban and the technological and economic shifts that could help recycling in the U.S.

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