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The Kings of Recycling Are Fighting Over Scraps

China’s decision to stop recycling America’s waste has cratered the market, leaving plastic and other trash to pile up

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WWhere does it all go? The plastic bag for your supermarket run, the banh mi sandwich wrapper you strip away for lunch, the endless packaging shipped via every Amazon order, the water…




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