In this May 7, 2019 photo, water coolers are stacked and ready to be broken down into parts for recycling at a GDB International warehouse in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey. China’s decision to restrict scrap imports created big challenges for U.S. recycling programs last year. But it has also spurred investment in plants that process recyclables no longer being shipped overseas. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

In this May 7, 2019 photo, water coolers are stacked and ready to be broken down into parts for recycling at a GDB International warehouse in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey. China’s decision to restrict scrap imports created big challenges for U.S. recycling programs last year. But it has also spurred investment in plants that process recyclables no longer being shipped overseas. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

China’s ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

In a twist, the investors include Chinese companies interested in having access to wastepaper or bottles.

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