How can art promote important conversations? Join us at Art/Re/Art to think about the future of waste, together.
China used to be the recycling mecca of the world. However, on December 31, 2017, a new policy, “National Sword” abruptly closed the doors for recycling waste exported by G7 countries to China and Hong Kong…collapsing prices of plastic scrap and low-grade paper, as a result.
#1 Leah Ervin, stacking donated books at @TOSSafter, gifted by Friends of the Library
#2 Region groupings from the UN Statistics Division M49 standard Data access 10/1/18; Source: US Census Bureau; Japan e-Stat; Eurostat; Statistics Canada; Visual Journalism: David Blood, Liz Faunce, Andrew Rininsland
#3 Bottles at the PT Elastic Reka Aktif plastic factory in South Cikarang, West Java © Kadir van Lohuizen/NOOR