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Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America's dirty secret

27 mins | Jun 25, 2019
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What happens to your plastic after you drop it in a recycling bin? For the US, it's a dirty money-making business, shipping recycling to developing nations where poorly regulated and poorly paid workers transform it for resale. How will the US cope as the tide changes and recipients refuse their exports?
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