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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.
Costs - Waste - Plastic - Governments - Waste
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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