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The global recycling trade

Sam Baker | Ajit Niranjan
December 5, 2019

It's been nearly two years since China quit accepting certain types of plastic and paper recycling. For many Western countries, this meant a scramble to find other nations that would accept their waste. In some cases, it's meant a build-up of trash at home. The Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia have even sent shipping containers of low-quality recycling back to Europe and North America.

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