Chinese garbage collectors deliver residential waste to a new recycling trash depot, which proudly encourages residents to recycle, in Beijing on February 9, 2014. In the last four years China has surpassed the U.S. as the world's largest manufacturer, as well as jumping ahead of Japan as the world's second-largest economy. However, the economic strides have come at an environmental cost, prompting China to embark on a decade-long "green cycle" of stricter environmental regulations and investment in green technologies. UPI/Stephen Shaver

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