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The sad tale of ‘recycled’ plastic from America burned at waste dumps in India

Bloomberg 12/27/2022

Bloomberg reports that among the mountains of plastic waste at an illegal dump site in Muzaffarnagar, India are recyclable containers bearing markings from “Kirkland-brand almonds from Costco, Nestlé’s Purina-brand dog food containers, the wrapping for Trader Joe’s mangoes.” Most obvious, however, are the thousands of discarded plastic Amazon shipping envelopes, complete with their recycling symbols.

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