Economics

The Effect of China’s Ban on Foreign-Trash Import

The Effect of China’s Ban on Foreign-Trash Import

Dr. Trina Biswas Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA. Contact: [email protected] Over the last several decades the ‘Global South’ countries have been the dumping ground of toxic or hazardous wastes coming from the ‘Global North’ countries. For years China topped the list of Global South countries as the world's top destination for recyclable trash followed by countries like Ghana, India, Philippines, etc. As it is cheaper to export garbage to China and as the country has no equivalent when it comes to waste-management capacity, China has always been thetop destination for foreign garbage or…
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