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Orange plastic bags are now a part of everday Boise life and Boise State Public Radio's Frankie Barnhill answers your questions about the new recycling procedures.

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Boise's new orange bag recycling program asks customers who live in residential buildings with fewer than eight units to sort their recyclables, after 10 years of a simpler mixed recycling service.

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For years, America has shipped its raw recyclable material to China for processing, but as of January first of this year, China has stopped accepting shipments, which means recyclable trash is starting to pile up and fees are increasing. BSPR's Frankie Barnhill joins Idaho Matters to discuss the problems arising from these new recycling policies and we look at Boise's new residential recycling rules.

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When China put a ban on plastics at the beginning of the year, it sent shockwaves through the global recycling market. Cities across Idaho and the country have been struggling to find a new use for their recycled material.

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Blaine County is the latest part of Idaho to feel the squeeze of falling recycling prices.

 

 

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China’s recent ban on importing plastics upended the global recycling market, which sent ripples into the Treasure Valley last month. That’s now affecting mixed paper in Boise as well.