China has announced ambitious plans to cut single-use plastic 

Piles of plastic PET bottles are seen at Asia's largest PET plastic recycling factory INCOM Resources Recovery in Beijing May 7, 2013. According to government figures, reported in local media, about 4.67 million tons of recyclable waste was collected in Beijing in 2010. In the same year, 6.35 million tons of trash ended up in landfill in the city. World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5. Picture taken May 7, 2013.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) - GM1E9650KFF01

An excess of plastic. Image: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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