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Rethink the way you recycle

Rethinking the way you recycle is the focus of a CBC News series: Reduce, Reuse and Rethink. It explores why Canadian communities are at a turning point when it comes to recycling and exploring ways to do it better. Much of the reason is because of a decision by China to crack down on foreign waste. About half of the world's recyclables were being sent to China, but China stopped importing them. Now, many Canadian municipalities are stockpiling materials because they have nowhere to send them.
Rethinking the way you recycle is the focus of a CBC News series: Reduce, Reuse and Rethink. It explores why Canadian communities are at a turning point when it comes to recycling and exploring ways to do it better. Much of the reason is because of a decision by China to crack down on foreign waste. About half of the world's recyclables were being sent to China, but China stopped importing them. Now, many Canadian municipalities are stockpiling materials because they have nowhere to send them. 6:46