Effective in 2017, China announced a ban on certain specifications of recyclables and set an allowable contaminate rate of 0.5%. This has affected the global market and increased the need for people to recycle effectively in their own jurisdictions.

While not all our materials are sent to China, the more diligent Manitobans can be with their recycling habits the better the probability that those items will be used as material in the commodity markets to be made into new items.

Ultimately, the more effective we can be with our recycling habits, the less material ends up in the landfill.