A worker walks past the cardboard baler at the Waste Management's Elkridge Material Recycling Facility in Elkridge, Md. Washington, Baltimore and and other jurisdictions send their recyclable materials to the facility in Elkridge for recycling. The cardboard and paper products are baled and shipped to China.
A worker walks past the cardboard baler at the Waste Management's Elkridge Material Recycling Facility in Elkridge, Md. Washington, Baltimore and and other jurisdictions send their recyclable materials to the facility in Elkridge for recycling. The cardboard and paper products are baled and shipped to China. Ricky Carioti The Washington Post
A worker walks past the cardboard baler at the Waste Management's Elkridge Material Recycling Facility in Elkridge, Md. Washington, Baltimore and and other jurisdictions send their recyclable materials to the facility in Elkridge for recycling. The cardboard and paper products are baled and shipped to China. Ricky Carioti The Washington Post

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