就在不久前 ，俄罗斯总统普京还对油价下跌、卢布汇率崩盘和欧美持续制裁对俄罗斯经济所能构成的威胁嗤之以鼻 ，称“俄罗斯什么也不会失去” ，但如今他已经不再这么说了：12月18日 ，他在长达3小时的记者会上不厌其烦地和各路挑剔的媒体人辩论 ，并首次承认俄罗斯的确陷入了“经济困境”。
"In the short term, a lot of cities will have to landfill these recyclables, since the US does not yet have a big enough demand for these recyclables in our manufacturing sector," Turner said. "It is possible that this could force bigger conversations about how our consumers should lessen their use of plastics, but as you know this will be a tough change for Western countries and China."
She said there have been "some true victories" with respect to China's air pollution, but the country still faces major challenges in controlling emissions from vehicles, which are climbing higher even as emissions from coal burning drop.
China's landfills are bulging, illegal waste dumping is a growing headache and the favored solution among city governments－to incinerate－is creating health and pollution problems, she said.