China no longer the world’s dumping ground


Published on Feb 1, 2020

China is not taking in foreign trash anymore. From January 2018, China imposed a blanket ban on 24 types of imported waste, including solid waste such as household plastics, vanadium slag, unsorted waste paper, and waste textiles. China’s move is overwhelming recycling stations in the U.S. and the EU is deciding on whether to tax plastics. As the environmental-protection figures no longer dazzle, developed countries are panicking.

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