For decades, developed countries outsourced their recyclables to China. Now, they're on their own, and a multi-billion dollar opportunity has emerged.
Today's stunning visualization depicts the incredible scale of plastic bottle waste accumulated globally in each hour, day, month, year, and decade.
Every year, the United States exports almost one million tons of plastic waste, including 'recycled' materials. Where does all of this waste go?
Summing up how different countries feel about waste, and how we can reduce it. Also, a look at global perceptions on the matter.