China

Big Waste Country

By on August 29, 2013
_J5A1537.jpg Photograph by Thomas Prior for Bloomberg Businessweek

Johnson Zeng is one Chinese trader, in one rental car, traveling across the U.S. in search of scrap metal. By his estimate, there are at least 100 other Chinese traders like him driving from scrap yard to scrap yard, right now, in search of what Americans won’t or can’t be bothered to recycle.
 
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