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»Plastikmüll aus den reichen Ländern wird zunehmend nach Süd- und Südostasien exportiert«

Bericht von GAIA, 23.4.2019 (engl. Originalfassung)

When China took action to protect its borders from foreign plastic pollution by effectively shutting its doors to plastic waste imports in the beginning of 2018, it threw the global plastic recycling industry into chaos.

Wealthy countries had grown accustomed to exporting their plastic problems, with little thought or effort to ensure that the plastic they were exporting got recycled and did not harm other countries. North Americans and Europeans exported not just their plastic waste, but the pollution that went with getting rid of it.

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