China’s ban on 24 types of “foreign trash” is a globally disruptive event that will leave governments little alternative but to face up to the reality of their waste problems. Illustration: Timothy McEvenue

24 reasons why China’s ban on foreign trash is a wake-up call for global waste exporters

Tom Baxter and Liu Hua say China’s refusal to remain the dumping ground for foreign garbage highlights the need for countries to start facing up to their plastics addiction, and for makers of plastics and disposable goods to take responsibility for the environmental damage inflicted

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China’s ban on 24 types of “foreign trash” is a globally disruptive event that will leave governments little alternative but to face up to the reality of their waste problems. Illustration: Timothy McEvenue
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