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What is ‘wishcycling’ and why is it a problem for the circular economy?

Wishcycling is the well-intentioned but unfounded belief that something is recyclable when it is not. Image: Unsplash/ Nareeta Martin

Kayleigh Bateman

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Every year, vast quantities of recyclable waste are exported by wealthy countries to the developing world.
Every year, vast quantities of recyclable waste are exported by wealthy countries to the developing world. Image: Our World in Data

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