Why India is a world leader in waste paper

Ever wondered what happens to the household waste paper thrown out for recycling in Europe and the US? Since China - once the world's major destination for paper recycling - introduced new restrictions on waste paper imports at the beginning of last year, a significant proportion is now being sent to India where it's reprocessed. At the NR Agarwal recycling plant in western Gujarat state, huge mountains of waste paper are piled up almost to the ceiling.The plant, in an industrial estate in the city of Vapi, is one of India's biggest - and the scale of the operation here is striking.Workers use bulldozers to break open massive bales of waste paper, and teams of women in brightly coloured saris sort the paper into different types.I ...
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