12 Jul '18, 12pm

Now that China doesn't want it, our plastic is piling up

Now that China doesn't want it, our plastic is piling up

The prosperous countries impacted by the policy shift need to accept some culpability. For one, they got sloppy and abused an otherwise congruous scenario by sending China contaminated waste that it didn't want and couldn't use. These countries also could have also spent the last 20-odd years developing more robust domestic recycling infrastructure or preparing a contingency plan for the dreaded day when China would finally say no more . Instead, it would seem that many waste exporters have opted to remain willfully and collectively dismissive of the inevitable. Or oblivious. And now we're in this rather formidable pickle.

Full article: https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/recycling/blogs/worlds-plas...

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