China Stopped Buying America’s Plastic Trash. So, Where is it Going? ATC – Today at 5 pm

Mar 13, 2019

A worker sorts plastic bottles at a recycling center in China.
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For years, Chinese companies bought Americans' plastic trash and recycled it.

Now, China's banned the imports. So where's all the plastic going?

We find out on the next All Things Considered from NPR News.

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