Shanghai, China — Upon arrival in China, it's hard not to ignore the pollution in the air and trash creating an eyesore on the ground. China is playing a big price for its swelling pollution. For instance, in Shanghai, the cost of pollution is estimated at $420 million.
It seems the country is fully aware of its somewhat 'trashy' reputation and is trying to combat this perception. In fact, Chinaplas 2014, held at Shanghai New International Expo Centre, PR China from April 23 - 26, is promoting sustainability under the theme of "Greenovation - Solution to Sustainability," with "The City of Tomorrow" and "Green Conference" as two featured events.