As the world tries to cope with the garbage

Decades the United States and other developed countries exported much of its waste to China. But last year, Beijing has restricted the import to improve their own environmental situation. Other Asian countries followed suit. Because of this, the world has been seriously concerned with the problem of garbage processing.

a Great relationship

until recently, China was the largest importer of trash. Since 1992, the country imported 45% of the world’s plastic waste, according to the journal Science Advances. While she was taking dirty and unsorted debris.

China waste used for the production of new goods, carriers specially offered a discount for the transportation of garbage to their ships did not return from the United States and other countries blank. “It was a great relationship: we bought the goods and returned empty packaging” – describes the past practice of the Vice-President of the American Waste Management Brent bell (quoted by WSJ).

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