China does not want foreign waste anymore

On May 2012, an interesting article on the end of American trash exports to China was published in the Washington Post1:

Since 2007, one of America’s top exports to China has been…  trash. Yes, trash. That includes everything from scrap metal and paper to cardboard and crumpled soda cans. The United States sold $ 10.8 billion worth of metal and paper scrap to China in 2011…


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Sebastien Goulard (2013, November 11). China does not want foreign waste anymore. URBACHINA. Retrieved February 28, 2024, from

  1. Brad Pumer (2013, May 9), China doesn’t want to buy our garbage anymore, Washington Post, accessed November 10, 2013 []

Sebastien Goulard

Ph.D. in political science (EHESS, Paris); M.A. in social sciences (EHESS, Paris); M.A. in international relations (IRIS, Paris), B.A. (Hons) in international political studies (ESE - Nottingham Trent University)

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