plastic waste

Recycling America’s Christmas Lights

China’s hunger for materials and its powerful economies of scale can make a viable business of recycling what would occupy landfills elsewhere. At The Atlantic, Adam Minter describes the town of Shijiao, whose factories...

China Intensifies War on Plastic Bags

China is opening new fronts in its campaign against “white pollution”, including an expansion of the existing ban on free plastic bags. From the AFP: Bookstores and pharmacies nationwide will soon be forbidden to...

Village Tired of Foreign Garbage – China Daily

From China Daily (photo: garbage treatment plant dumping waste water into a ditch, via Chinanews.com.cn): Lianjiao (ËÅîʪòÊùë) is already home to about 200,000 tons of waste plastic and 500,000 tons of waste paper and cardboard from both overseas and home. The quality of its air and water have declined because of pollutants unleashed by the […]

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