Tuesday, December 27, 2011

How Christmas Dies in Shijiao, China

Via The Atlantic Ever wonder what happens to all those burnt-out Christmas lights after the holidays? The answer is that they end up in Shijiao, China where they are recycled into copper, brass, plastic wire insulation and glass. Afterwards the copper and brass are resold to nearby plants and the remainder is made into slippers which are then sold back to the US and other countries! Here is how it works:

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  1. And now we know why we owe them so much. Freaking brilliant.

  2. Yup. And remember they're Asian. So they don't know the definition of the words holiday or mercy. We are so f@cked!