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Vietnam's pandemic-induced cardboard shortage lifts prices

Imports rise as bustling recycling industry seeks scarce materials

A Vietnamese soldier delivers food in a strict-lockdown area in Ho Chi Minh City.   © Reuters

TOKYO/HANOI -- The price of used corrugated cardboard shipments to Vietnam have soared roughly 60% so far this year as coronavirus restrictions slash the amount of the material available from the Southeast Asian country's factories and households.

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