How Christmas Lights Get Recycled

Adam Minter's video from a recycling plant in Shijiao, China, reveals how the process of chopping up and breaking down the valuable components of holiday lights works. In "The Chinese Town That Turns Your Old Christmas Tree Lights Into Slippers," he explores the system in more detail.

For more work by Adam Minter, visit http://shanghaiscrap.com/.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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