“… ‘It was like an earthquake,’ Arnaud Brunet, director general of Brussels-based industry group The Bureau of International Recycling, said…” reported by AFP on Jan 21, 2018. It was a response to China’s official ban of plastic waste import with effect from the first day of 2018.
“The EU exports half of its collected and sorted plastics, 85% of which goes to China. Ireland alone exported 95% of its plastic waste to China in 2016. That same year, the US shipped more than 16 million tones of scrap commodities to China …”
As the West can no longer dump their waste to the developing countries, where you can find another brilliant example in The Philippines, they one after one announce some sort of plans to discourage consumers…
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