The United States, as well as our local and regional community, is facing drastic and rapid changes to the business of recycling.
Traditional and single stream recycling processes are affected by drastic drops in the demand for recycled materials as well as the all-out ban of our recycled materials by the Chinese government which accounts for 60 percent of the U.S. recyclable exports. These changes have led to several bans of recycled commodities, specifically plastic, mixed paper and scrap metal. This means that northern New England needs to find ways to create local, transparent recycling markets that can lead to closed loop recycling programs.
Attend this free public forum to:
• Learn how the changes imposed by China are affecting our local recycling businesses.
• Hear ideas from local businesses about new local recycling programs that are assisting in creating local manufacturing demand.
• Voice your concerns, ask questions and brainstorm solutions for this serious topic.
Pre-registration is requested (at the "event info" link) though walk-ins are also welcome. If you have questions about this forum, please contact Zachary Conaway, Waste Management, Dartmouth-Hitchcock: (603) 650-7719, email@example.com.
Co-sponsored by Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the University of Vermont Medical Center