Workers, including Chris Passey (left, foreground) sort through recyclables on the cardboard line at a Western Recycling plant in Boise. A Chinese ban on paper and low-grade plastics has raised the possibility of installing optical sorters at the Boise plant and others like it across the western United States to more effectively clean contaminants out of recycling streams.
Workers, including Chris Passey (left, foreground) sort through recyclables on the cardboard line at a Western Recycling plant in Boise. A Chinese ban on paper and low-grade plastics has raised the possibility of installing optical sorters at the Boise plant and others like it across the western United States to more effectively clean contaminants out of recycling streams. Kyle Green Idaho Statesman file photo
Workers, including Chris Passey (left, foreground) sort through recyclables on the cardboard line at a Western Recycling plant in Boise. A Chinese ban on paper and low-grade plastics has raised the possibility of installing optical sorters at the Boise plant and others like it across the western United States to more effectively clean contaminants out of recycling streams. Kyle Green Idaho Statesman file photo

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