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The eco guide to New Year recycling

Now that China and Hong Kong won't take our rubbish, it's time to get realRight now you may well be surveying the wreckage of Christmas, all that old wrapping paper. Whereas in previous years I've skipped through the issue of post-Christmas waste in an upbeat "how to" guide, this year's advice might be summed up as "Brace, brace".Let me explain. Back in July the Chinese government announced a clampdown on so-called "foreign garbage". To get slightly more technical, that means bringing in very tight contamination limits on 24 categories of scrap, especially waste paper and plastic. This concerns us, because since 2012 the UK has shipped more than 2.7 million tonnes of plastic scrap to mainland China and Hong Kong. Put simply there is no other market to replace it right now. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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