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After China, will Romania become Europe's rubbish dump?

By: Sarah MORRIS | Adeline PERCEPT | Thomas CHANTEPIE
1 min

Until recently, China received eight million tonnes of plastic waste a year, much of it from western European countries. But Beijing has stopped accepting most used plastics. Experts believe a lot of that waste may now be sent to Eastern Europe. In Romania, the law on incineration allows all sorts of different types of rubbish - such as tyres, oils and plastics - to be burned. Locals there are already dealing with the alarming consequences. FRANCE 24's team reports.


A programme prepared by Rebecca Martin and James Vasina.

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