A bicycle graveyard in Wuhan in 2018. Photo: Wu Guoyong A bicycle graveyard in Wuhan in 2018. Photo: Wu Guoyong
A bicycle graveyard in Wuhan in 2018. Photo: Wu Guoyong

What happens to discarded bikes from China’s sharing boom? Taxpayers pay to clear 25 million of them from bicycle graveyards

  • Almost every major city in China had a ‘bicycle graveyard’, where hundreds of thousands of disused bicycles were stacked up after their operators went bankrupt
  • The pathway from street corners to disassembly mills is filled with legal entanglement between local governments, bike companies, and recycle factories

Topic |   Sharing economy
A bicycle graveyard in Wuhan in 2018. Photo: Wu Guoyong A bicycle graveyard in Wuhan in 2018. Photo: Wu Guoyong
A bicycle graveyard in Wuhan in 2018. Photo: Wu Guoyong
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