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China Has Refused To Recycle The West’s Plastics. What Now?

By 2030, an estimated 111 million metric tons of plastic waste will be displaced because of China’s new law, the study estimates. This is equal to nearly half of all plastic waste that has been imported globally since 1988. . . .

The U.S., Japan and Germany are all at the top of the list when it comes to exporting their used plastic. In the U.S. alone, some 26.7 million tons were sent out of the country between 1988 and 2016.

FULL STORY published June 28, 2018, via NPR