Isolation, shift in China policy put squeeze on recycling in Four Corners

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Isolation, shift in China policy put squeeze on recycling in Four Corners

Mixed materials like paper and plastics have less market value
Discarded paper and newsprint are collected at the Montezuma County Landfill. Landfill Manager Shak Powers said the landfill accepts newsprint, but that if office paper and newsprint are mixed, they lose value.
The city of Cortez and Four Corners Recycling Initiative both stopped recycling newspaper in the past year. Discarded paper and newsprint are collected at the Montezuma County Landfill on Tuesday.
Mel Jarmon, Montezuma County Landfill foreman, looks over a pile of recyclable paper on Tuesday.

Isolation, shift in China policy put squeeze on recycling in Four Corners

Discarded paper and newsprint are collected at the Montezuma County Landfill. Landfill Manager Shak Powers said the landfill accepts newsprint, but that if office paper and newsprint are mixed, they lose value.
The city of Cortez and Four Corners Recycling Initiative both stopped recycling newspaper in the past year. Discarded paper and newsprint are collected at the Montezuma County Landfill on Tuesday.
Mel Jarmon, Montezuma County Landfill foreman, looks over a pile of recyclable paper on Tuesday.
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