"China Puts Up A Green Wall To US Trash"

"US recyclers are nervous about losing their largest market after China began enforcing new environmental laws this year."

"BEIJING -- Have you ever wondered what happens to the soda can that you toss into a recycling bin?

Chances are high that it ends up in China -- like 75 percent of the aluminum scrap that the United States exports. Or 60 percent of its scrap paper exports. Or 50 percent of its plastic.

But a new Chinese edict, banning 'foreign rubbish,' has thrown the international scrap and waste trade into turmoil and is posing a major new challenge for US recyclers."

Peter Ford reports for the Christian Science Monitor June 19, 2013.

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 06/20/2013