"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."