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September 17, 2009

The Trash Trade: Selling Garbage to China - October 10 at 7 pm

The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)

Produced by NHK; 2006; China; 49 minutes (Mandarin with English subtitles)

Japanese waste is turning into gold in the hands of Chinese dealers who extract valuable metal and plastic from mountains of scrap. The rubbish is carefully disassembled in China, then made into new cars and clothes that are shipped back to Japan. But, there is a problem. Japan’s own recycling industry is running out of raw materials and not all Japanese trash is welcome. Recycling is regarded as the keystone of sustainability, but is recycling itself sustainable?

Posted by kanepark at September 17, 2009 05:48 PM