Skip to main content

LATEST UPDATES: Racial Justice | Tracking COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Impact Of China Policy On Recycling In San Diego County

A worker loads used plastic bottles on a truck at a recycling center in Beiji...

Credit: Associated Press

Above: A worker loads used plastic bottles on a truck at a recycling center in Beijing Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

Changes in what recycled waste China accepts and the quality of the recyclables it accepts, has had a significant impact on cities large and small across the United States, including here in San Diego County.

Joshua Emerson Smith, environment reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune, has reported on the local impact of these changes.

He joins Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss how cities in the county are adapting to the changes.

GUEST: Joshua Emerson Smith, environment reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Subscribe to the Midday Edition podcast on iTunes, Google Play or your favorite podcatcher.



San Diego News Matters podcast branding

KPBS' daily news podcast covering local politics, education, health, environment, the border and more. New episodes are ready weekday mornings so you can listen on your morning commute.

  • Need help keeping up with the news that matters most? Get the day's top news — ranging from local to international — straight to your inbox each weekday morning.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Midday Edition banner

KPBS Midday Edition is a daily radio news magazine keeping San Diego in the know on everything from politics to the arts.

Want more KPBS news?
Find us on Twitter and Facebook, or sign up for our newsletters.

To view PDF documents, Download Acrobat Reader.