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The Effect of China’s Ban on Foreign-Trash Import

The Effect of China’s Ban on Foreign-Trash Import

Current Affairs, Economics, Popular
  Dr. Trina Biswas Louisiana, USA Illustration : Arghya Manna Over the last several decades the ‘Global South’ countries have been the dumping ground of toxic or hazardous wastes coming from the ‘Global North’ countries. For years China topped the list of Global South countries as the world's top destination for recyclable trash followed by countries like Ghana, India, Philippines, etc. As it is cheaper to export garbage to China and as the country has no equivalent when it comes to waste-management capacity, China has always been the top destination for foreign garbage or foreign recyclable trash. Also, China has always encouraged imports of recyclables to support the boom of its manufacturing sector. In 2016 alone, China imported more than fifty percent of globally expor

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