China Won’t Solve the World’s Plastics Problem Any More

Found on Wired on Wednesday, 20 June 2018
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In the 1990s, Chinese markets saw that discarded plastic could be profitably recreated into exportable bits and bobs—and it was less expensive for international cities to send their waste to China than to deal with it themselves.

The European Union was the top exporter, followed by North America and Japan.

It's about time to make people realize that you cannot export your problem elsewhere.