‘Gutter Oil’ Expected to Fuel Shanghai Buses

One of China’s ongoing food safety scandals involves the illegal recycling, repackaging, and reuse of cooking oil — which after crude processing is known as “gutter oil” (地沟油). In the midst of an ongoing food...

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’s Big Recycling Market Is Sagging

China’s recycling industry has taken a hit from the global economic crisis, as commodity prices sharply decrease. From Dan Levin of the New York Times: Each morning Tian Wengui emerges from the home he makes under a bridge...

Robbie Williams Records to Pave Chinese Roads

From The solo star’s record label EMI has confirmed that over one million copies of RUDEBOX will be crushed and sent to the country to be recycled. The products will be used in street lighting and road...

T.J. Zheng: China’s Green Quandary

From the Electronic Buyers News: Supreme leader Deng Xiaoping unleashed the rewards ” and curses ” of capitalism on China more than two decades ago when he declared,

China to Develop a Recycling Program

China, with its extremely large population and declining amount of resources, has noticed a need for an effective recycling program. China’s government now is focusing on


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