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Why your recyclables might have no place to go

Clip: 10/04/2018 | 8m 5s

Until this year, China had been America's -- and the world's -- number one recycling market. But China has shut its doors to plastic waste, which could result by 2030 in more than 100 million tons of trash with nowhere to go. So how did our recycling become so reliant on a country half a world away? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.

Aired: 10/04/18

Rating: NR

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