With China no longer accepting, businesses look at new markets for recycling

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With China no longer accepting, businesses look at new markets for recycling

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Jake Oakhurst, left, plant and route manager at Phoenix Recycling, and employee Carlos Gallegos sort single-stream recycling Thursday at the processing facility southeast of Durango. With fewer places to send recyclables, new businesses are forming to process and repurpose refuse.

With China no longer accepting, businesses look at new markets for recycling

Jake Oakhurst, left, plant and route manager at Phoenix Recycling, and employee Carlos Gallegos sort single-stream recycling Thursday at the processing facility southeast of Durango. With fewer places to send recyclables, new businesses are forming to process and repurpose refuse.

With China no longer accepting, businesses look at new markets for recycling

Workers hand-sort single-stream recycling at the Phoenix Recycling facility Thursday. With fewer places to send recyclables, new businesses are forming to process and repurpose refuse.

With China no longer accepting, businesses look at new markets for recycling

Paul Forshey with the Durango Recycling Center removes items that are not recyclable from materials collected from residential cans in Durango.

With China no longer accepting, businesses look at new markets for recycling

Paul Forshey with the Durango Recycling Center removes plastic bags and Styrofoam that are not recyclable. With fewer places to send recyclables, new businesses are forming to process and repurpose refuse.
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