Transporting recyclable materials on a Truck in China

Published on July 19, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Transporting recyclable materials on a Truck in China

A heavy truck loaded to the heavens with recyclable materials, seen here in the capital by reader Lao Wei, thank you for the picture! The truck is most likely on its way to a recycle facility. Most of the materials are packed in giant bags, which is a rather neat feat for the business.


Only the top layer is uncovered and consists of empty plastic bottles, mostly cooking oil, and some Coca Cola.

Transporting any materials in this way is officially very forbidden in Beijing, but in reality nobody cares, not at least the police. A few other recycling examples: bottles, tricycle, and a blue truck.


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  1. dragin- July 19, 2013 Reply

    Unfortunately recycling is not yet a pure science in China, a country where people are dying for it to be so….
    “Serve the People”

  2. Alwyn- July 20, 2013 Reply

    From what I saw in Beijing, China is light years ahead in recycling. In South Africa, we recycle a tiny % of plastics into plastic plank, but mostly we just throw all our plastic containers away.

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