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Mountains of Construction Debris Accumulate Outside Chinese Cities

Mountains of Construction Debris Accumulate Outside Chinese Cities
Mountains of Construction Debris Accumulate Outside Chinese Cities, © Aly Song / Reuters
© Aly Song / Reuters

Chinese city-dwellers are waking to find eight stories of construction debris outside of their homes. Over two billion tons of waste, outside Beijing and other major cities, is a result of a booming construction industry. "There's no systematic way to deal with [the garbage]," says Wilson W.S. Lu, architecture professor at the University of Hong Kong, "The illegal dumping is everywhere." Recycling efforts have just begun, but local activists believe it will require a radical paradigm shift in the way Chinese residents reclaim material. Read the full New York Times article, "China's Mountains of Construction Rubble."

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Cite: Jose Luis Gabriel Cruz. "Mountains of Construction Debris Accumulate Outside Chinese Cities" 29 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/443367/mountains-of-construction-debris-accumulate-outside-chinese-cities/> ISSN 0719-8884