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OECD wants China to develop domestic recycling scheme

China is being encouraged by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to boost its recycling capacity, a policy that could ultimately reduce Chinese demand for recycled materials from the west. There is currently an almost insatiable appetite in China for materials, given its breakneck industrialization. But despite the waste this has generated, there has not been a parallel development in sophisticated waste management. Indeed, ...