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