Tonnes of waste paper to be shipped to mainland China pile up at a dock in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters Tonnes of waste paper to be shipped to mainland China pile up at a dock in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
Tonnes of waste paper to be shipped to mainland China pile up at a dock in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

Waste not wanted: scrap paper piles up under China ban on imports

Beijing’s crackdown on ‘foreign garbage’ felt across the recycling industry, from elderly cardboard collectors in Hong Kong to the world’s big shipping lines

Topic |   China pollution
Tonnes of waste paper to be shipped to mainland China pile up at a dock in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters Tonnes of waste paper to be shipped to mainland China pile up at a dock in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
Tonnes of waste paper to be shipped to mainland China pile up at a dock in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
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