Here is the background information used by First Selectwoman, Derrylyn Gorki, for her column in the May Bethany Bulletin.
Feb. 27, 2018, Bloomberg News “U.S. Woes Pile Up as China Escalates Ban” https://www.bna.com/us-recycling-woes-n57982089254/
Jan.11, 2018, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, “China’s New Recycling Import Policy and the Future of US Municipal Recycling” https://ilsr.org/china-recycling-policy-opportunity/
Dec.9,2017, Morning Edition, NPR. “Recycling Chaos in U.S. As China Bans ‘Foreign Waste’.” https://www.npr.org/2017/12/09/568797388/recycling-chaos-in-u-s-as-china-bans-foreign-waste
July 17, 2017. Berg Mill Supply, “Overcoming the Business Challenges of Single Stream Recycling”. http://bergmill.com/recycling/overcoming-the-business-challenges-of-single-stream-recycling/
April 20, 2017, USA Today, “Recycling is in Trouble-and it Might be Your Fault”, https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/04/20/weak-markets-make-consumers-wishful-recycling-big-problem/100654976/
Jan. 26, 2016, Waste360, “Contamination Continues to Hurt Recycling Efforts”, http://www.waste360.com/source-separation/contamination-continues-hurt-recycling-efforts