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China puts up a green wall to US trash

• Christian Science Monitor
 Have you ever wondered what happens to the soda can that you toss into a recycling bin?

Chances are high that it ends up in China – like 75 percent of the aluminum scrap that the United States exports. Or 60 percent of its scrap paper exports. Or 50 percent of its plastic.

But a new Chinese edict, banning "foreign rubbish," has thrown the international scrap and waste trade into turmoil and is posing a major new challenge for US recyclers.


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