Plastic piling up in Japan after China waste ban: Survey

phys.org | 10/18/2018 | Staff
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Japan said Thursday it was facing a growing sea of plastic waste with limited capacity to process it after China stopped accepting foreign waste imports.

The environment ministry said about a quarter of major regional and municipal governments surveyed reported seeing accumulating plastic waste, sometimes going beyond sanitary standards.

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The costs of processing waste plastic were rising, according to more than 100 local governments and 175 waste processing firms that responded to a ministry survey.

The world's developing nations are also scrambling for ways to process plastic refuse after China stopped accepting it.

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Nearly three-quarters of all plastic waste produced globally since 1992 has ended up in China and Hong...
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