Global waste industry rocked by China import ban

Some countries are struggling to deal with a buildup of rubbish after Beijing restricts imports of plastic waste.

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    China used to be the world's largest importer of plastic waste but in January the government imposed restrictions that in effect ban imports of the hazardous material.

    That has left countries like the Netherlands scrambling with how to deal with their own build-up of rubbish.

     

    Al Jazeera’s Fleur Launspach reports from Amsterdam.


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