China used to process much of the world's recyclable trash, including paper and plastic. Not anymore.

China's ban on most post-consumer plastic and mixed paper recycling scrap resulted in drastic cuts in U.S. exports to China, and a glut of plastic and mixed paper that is going to landfills instead of recycling processors.
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China's ban on most post-consumer plastic and mixed paper recycling scrap resulted in drastic cuts in U.S. exports to China, and a glut of plastic and mixed paper that is going to landfills instead of recycling processors.

Cities scramble to rewrite rules on recycling after China stops taking 'foreign garbage'

July 01, 2018 06:55 AM