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Asia Insight

China's scrap plastic ban saddles neighbors with piles of problems

Thailand and Vietnam struggle with redirected waste but is there a silver lining?

NIKKI SUN and APORNRATH PHOONPHONGPHIPHAT, Nikkei staff writers | Southeast Asia

HONG KONG/BANGKOK -- The world is awash with scrap plastic, six months after No. 1 importer China closed its doors to the recyclable materials on environmental grounds.

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