The global recycling crisis

Far from saving the planet, waste management is now a $200bn industry that’s become an environmental disaster. Can we turn back the tide of trash?

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China’s refusal to become the west’s dumping ground is forcing the world to face up to a waste crisis

Small changes in your everyday habits can make a difference

Plastic piles up in US and Europe as Beijing takes a harder line on pollution