When you drop your Coke can or yesterday’s newspaper in the recycling bin, where does it go? Adam Minter—journalist and son of an American junkyard owner—tells us. He gives an account of a vast, often hidden, multibillion-dollar industry that’s transforming our economy and environment. In Junkyard Planet, Minter traces the export of America’s recyclables and the massive profits that China and other rising nations earn from it.
Former Chinese Communist Party heavyweight Bo Xilai has been found guilty of corruption, embezzlement and bribery charges. A court in Jinan sentenced the former leader of Chongqing to life in prison with the right to appeal on Sunday. Adam Minter, Bloomberg's Shanghai correspondent, explains the significance of the verdict.