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Scrap Avalanche in China Means No More Scouring Globe

on November 12, 2014

By Bloomberg News November 06, 2014 // E-waste. Photographer: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

China will throw out more than 15 million appliances, 5 million personal computers and 100 million mobile phones next year as growing consumption at home means recyclers can rely less on scrap imports.

This “avalanche of homegrown trash” will increase domestic scrap supplies and spur recycling on an unprecedented scale in the next decade, according to Wang Jiwei, secretary general at the recycling division of the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association.

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