If China stops importing foreign trash we'll all have to manage our own

Signal of change / If China stops importing foreign trash we'll all have to manage our own

By Gwyneth Marcelo / 10 Aug 2017

China tries to keep foreign rubbish out

CHINA dominates international trade in many goods, but few more than waste for recycling. It sucked in more than half the world's exports of scrap copper and waste paper in 2016, and half of its used plastic. All in all, China spent over $18bn on imports of rubbish last year.



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