You take your recycling out to the curb, or maybe to a drop-off center. You feel good about being so conscientious, but you wonder what happens to recycling. Then you find some cynic writing that it all just goes to the landfill anyway. So what really happens to recycling?
Once upon a time, China eagerly bought recyclables from all over the world. Not anymore. It had to put too much of what it bought in its own landfills. People elsewhere in the world didn’t know how to recycle.