plastic waste

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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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A tide of plastic waste is contaminating the oceans. And in Southeast Asia, as companies dump new products and packaging on their shores, they're desperate to stop the flow. The Philippines' big plastic problem.

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