China starts new recycling drive as foreign trash ban widens

FILE PHOTO: Chinese customs officers inspect solid waste seized in their operations against smuggled foreign waste, in Rizhao, Shandong province, China November 15, 2018. Picture taken November 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China plans to launch 100 new large-scale recycling “bases” by the end of next year, part of a campaign to make better use of its resources after extending a ban on foreign trash imports. A long manufacturing boom has saddled China with millions of tonnes of waste, much of which is buried […]

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