FT Rethink

The west’s new recycling challenge

Leslie Hook - FT Journalist

Leslie Hook

FT Journalist

 

At the end of 2017, China banned virtually all materials for recycling. Before that, it took about 60 per cent of the plastic waste exported by G7 countries. That dropped to less than ten per cent in 2018.

At the end of 2017, China banned virtually all materials for recycling. 

As the FT’s Leslie Hook explains, finding new ways to deal with recyclables has suddenly become an enormous challenge.

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