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China not buying Long Island recycled trash

Recycling programs across the country have been upended by China's new "National Sword" policy, which banned some recyclables and demanded higher quality, national and local experts say.  This has caused nearly 22 percent of material brought into the Yaphank recycling hub since the start of the year has gone to incinerators or landfills, twice the rate of previous years, according to figures provided by Green Stream Recycling,  (Credit: Newsday / J Conrad Williams Jr.)

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