Planned recycling panel would seek to revive depressed markets for materials

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JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT – New Jersey households are recycling less of their waste than they did a few years ago because of a decline in market demand for some materials, China’s recent decision to stop recycling plastic and other materials from overseas, and an increase in the contamination of recyclables because of collections that mix different materials.

Now, the decline in recycling of paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminum and other materials has prompted legislation that would set up a statewide council to find markets for recyclables and stop them ending up in landfills …

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