China’s ‘Sword’ strikes Keizer curbsides

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A decision by Chinese officials earlier this year is hitting curbsides in Keizer and throughout the United States now. In March, China enacted “National Sword 2017.” The action imposes severe restrictions on the import of recyclable low-grade plastics and unsorted paper. Until this year, China was the primary market for getting rid of these specific materials picked up at curbsides nationwide and especially on the West Coast. However, contamination of the materials being sent to China has led to a crackdown in a effort to clean up the Chinese environment and to...

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