China's Emergence as a Global Recycling Hub

This work investigates how China's rise as a global recycling hub affects other countries' prospects for moving towards a circular economy.

It shows that China's rise in importing waste and exporting new products feed on each other, thus underlining the proposition that waste can be turned into a strategic resource. It also examines the implications for other countries by unpacking the effects.

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Project Dates:
August 2014 - June 2015
Project Status:
Department for International Development (DFID)
Research Themes / Programmes:
Accelerating Sustainability