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Paper or plastic? China's reply creates American nightmare

Paper or plastic? China's reply creates American nightmare

(Silas Walker, Deseret News)

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Wearing a fluorescent vest and matching cap, Mark Hooyer steps cautiously over condensed dirt and trash — a McDonald’s cup, a tractor seat, the severed head of a stuffed animal horse. It’s a sunny day in May, and the smell of rotting kitchen scraps ebbs with each gust of wind as seagulls circle and caw overhead. We’re standing on about 70 feet of waste, says Hooyer, former director of the Trans-Jordan Landfill in South Jordan.

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