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Chinese pay for crap.

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Jaaja Post time: 2017-12-30 17:35
Chinese pay for crap.

To be exact, Chinese  handful of corrupt officials do this.
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cwdy Post time: 2017-12-30 17:49
To be exact, Chinese  handful of corrupt officials do this.

Greedy businessmen in collusion with corrupt officials import foreign waste into China.

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cwdy Post time: 2017-12-30 17:49
To be exact, Chinese  handful of corrupt officials do this.

Well, I do suspect that much of imported recycled plastic for example, ends to consumer use in China in form of packaging for consumer products.

And I do know that Chinese consider plastic wrapping on their purchases, including fruits and vegetables, a sign of higher quality, which they are willing to pay more for.

So I would still argue that Chinese public pays for crap.

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Jaaja Post time: 2017-12-30 18:25
Well, I do suspect that much of imported recycled plastic for example, ends to consumer use in Chi ...

China will ban the import of 24 types of waste by the end of the year as part of a campaign against “foreign garbage”.The ban will go into effect on December 31, 2017. Where will the foreign waste go? Why are other countries dumping their crap on China?

Every Country is responsible for their own waste;

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Very simple, it's the easiest way out...

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emanreus Post time: 2017-12-30 19:03
China will ban the import of 24 types of waste by the end of the year as part of a campaign agains ...
Every Country is responsible for their own waste;  [...] Why are other countries dumping their crap on China - Very simple, it's the easiest way out...


If you have the choice between paying to take care of your own waste, or getting paid by having someone else do it, it is simple math of supply and demand.

The western countries named in this thread and otherwise, typically have much tighter environmental regulations than China, which makes it less profitable (if at all) to use their own recycled waste. So they would have to pay to take care of it themselves. While in China, it becomes valuable asset worth shipping.

But even if in your typical western country it wouldn't be profitable to take care of the recycled waste, important detail here is that they do still recycle it. That's more than can be said about level of recycling in China - especially if you go to smaller cities.

I think the only way forward in this global picture is, that China improves its environmental regulations so that it becomes less pofitable for local businesses to import foreign waste, and start to handle China's  own waste better as well.

If in past it has been profitable to import foreign waste, then certaintly that has contributed to the GDP as well. This is only one aspect where China should value slower but more sustainable growth.

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