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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...

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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

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