Trade in plastic waste (2018)

Trade in plastic waste (2018)

In 2018 China banned plastic waste imports, which had an immediate impact on the global plastic waste trade. By 2019 it had fallen by 46%, but new locations for overseas recycling and other disposal operations were opening up. India, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, Thailand and Vietnam have emerged as contenders (UNCTAD 2020; UN Comtrade 2021).

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Posted by GRIDArendal on 2021-11-02 10:19:52

Tagged: , Marine Litter , Plastic Waste , Vital Graphics

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