Stories about Asia and the environment...that you probably haven’t heard yet. A new perspective on how different countries in Asia are tackling a changing planet.
So you thought your recyclable waste was going to a local processing plant? Instead it was very likely shipped to China, along with about half of the world’s exported plastic waste. However, in January 2018 China decided to ban plastic waste imports and end this charade.
Now western countries are now forced to deal with their own waste. But what motivated China to shut down an industry so many of its citizens depended on?
Mao Da, Rock Environment and Energy Institute
Chen Liwen, Nature University ENGO
Christine Loh, Civic Exchange and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Producer and Host: Marcy Trent Long
Co-Producer: Sam Colombie
Sound Engineer: Chris Wood
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