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Two innovators helping to improve recycling in China

February 25, 2016

Two innovators helping to improve recycling in China

TheCityFix
Thursday 25 February 2016

From air pollution to intense traffic congestion, China faces an array of environmental and resource challenges, many of which are a result of its urbanization and development over the past few decades.

In Beijing—as across most of the country—concerns over unsafe drinking water have spurred many residents to turn to bottled water and other bottled beverages to ensure safety and quality, driving up the number of discarded plastic bottles. Without a municipal recycling system in place, migrant workers are often involved with recycling plastic bottles, selling them in bulk to recycling yards.

However, a few innovators have recognized the economic opportunity in this field and have recently stepped in to help improve recycling in China’s cities.

Read more at Eco-Business.

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