This picture taken on May 16 shows a man packing plastic bottles at a plastic waste centre on the outskirts of Beijing. Photo: AFP

A tsunami of plastic waste is about to be unleashed on the world, because China will no longer be the West’s rubbish dump

China’s decision to stop importing about half the world’s scrap looks set to collapse the recyclables market and have profound implications for household recycling schemes around the globe

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This picture taken on May 16 shows a man packing plastic bottles at a plastic waste centre on the outskirts of Beijing. Photo: AFP
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