Plastic waste outside an illegal recycling factory in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia. Photo: Reuters

China's recycling revolution: How the National Sword policy caused global disruption

  • How China caused a global disruption to domestic recycling programmes and inspired Southeast Asian nations to reject Western waste
  • Chinese companies invest millions in American facilities to secure recycled cardboard and plastic supplies
Topic |   Environment

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Plastic waste outside an illegal recycling factory in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia. Photo: Reuters
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Jarrod Watt

Jarrod Watt

Jarrod Watt joined the Post in 2015 after more than a decade working as a multi-platform reporter and editor with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, creating video, radio and text stories. He currently produces podcasts and video, as well as developing new digital storytelling methods, including augmented reality and 360 interactive photography.