In November, I wrote that China was giving up taking American (and European) recyclables. Local trash deposits were telling me this as far back as August, that they had no one to take container fulls of broken glass and plastic containers. I was advised to just throw it in the standard kitchen trash bag. But now it’s 2021, and there’s a new government coming to town in 10 short days. They are all about protecting the environment. China’s not interested in helping us protect ours by taking our garbage. Even when China (and India) was taking our recyclables, most of it was ending up in mountains of trash in poor provinces anyway. Read more