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
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