Fact-checking the US and China on climate and environment
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From 1750 (when emissions are thought to have been virtually zero) until the end of 2018, China produced about 210.20 billion tonnes of CO2
The US produced 404.77 billion tonnes in the same period.
in recent years, US carbon emissions have been on a downward trend
China's annual emissions today are about double those of the US, according to UN data
Plastic waste exports
Plastic is a major component of solid waste.
US shipped 662,244 tonnes of it to other countries in 2019.
Japan and Germany shipped more in terms of value that year, according to UN data.
And US exports of plastic waste have come down since 2018, mainly because some countries, including China, have restricted imports.