Slideshow December 2008

Where America Recyles

A look at some of China's major metal processing plants.
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In 2007, China imported in excess of 4 million metric tons of copper-bearing scrap metals, including the wire and cable being processed in this southern Chinese workshop in November 2007. The plastic insulation is stripped from the wire, and both products are then sold for re-melting.

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Adam Minter is the Shanghai correspondent for the Bloomberg World View blog. He is writing a book about the globalization of the scrap recycling industry for Bloomsbury Press.

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