PBS NewsHour

Can the U.S. turn rejected recyclables into a new commodity?

Clip: 10/11/2018 | 8m 7s Video has closed captioning.

China’s decision to buy less recyclable material from the U.S. has prompted major questions about how we handle waste in America. What will we do with our abundance of plastic bottles and pizza boxes, if exporting them is no longer an option? As Paul Solman discovers, some local governments and businesses have devised innovative ways to reuse these items--and to educate consumers.

Aired: 10/11/18

Rating: NR

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