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China Is Refusing To Take 'Foreign Garbage' From The US, So These 6 Cities Are Burning Or Throwing Away Your Recycling
28 May, 2019

Prior to 2018, most of the country's recycled waste was shipped to China, where it was converted into new uses like shoes, gadgets, and plastic products. That all changed on January 1, 2018, when China officially banned the import of "foreign garbage," a category that includes 24 types of recyclable and solid waste. 

Though China previously sorted through waste to separate out recyclable materials, officials determined that there was too much trash mixed in to make it worth their while. Now Malaysia, which became a prime dumping ground for the world's plastic in the wake of China's ban, faces a similar issue.

Source: Stamford Advocate - https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/China-is-refusing-to-take-foreign-garbage-13828932.php