What is “China National Sword”?

China National Sword is legislation enacted by the Chinese government imposing strict regulations on the import of recycled goods, including the ban of various types of plastics and paper. As the world’s largest importer of recyclables, China National Sword legislation has led to a rapid decrease in commodity values for recycled material.

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1. What is recycling and is it the best option?
2. What happens after my recyclables are collected?
3. What happens to materials that aren’t recyclable?
4. What is wishful recycling?
5. What do I do with my plastic bags?
6. What is “China National Sword”?
7. Why do I have to clean my recyclables?
8. What does the recycling symbol on plastic products mean?