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China's Waste Ban Is Causing A Trash Crisis In The U.S. (HBO)

Discussion in 'Geography' started by AndrewvanZyl, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter

    Published on Aug 31, 2018
    China imports more recyclable goods than any other country in the world. But earlier this year, China stopped accepting a long list of imported plastic and paper waste, and implemented much stricter guidelines for what it's willing to take in. The dramatic policy change is part of a national campaign to reduce the country’s carbon footprint, but China's decision to no longer be the trash collector for the rest of the world is causing major problems for U.S. waste processing operations.
     

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