China to eliminate solid waste imports by 2020

Posted on 5 June, 2018


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An announcement from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China asserts the country’s determination to eliminate imports of solid waste by the end of 2020. However, it is not yet clear whether this is a new policy or a reaffirmation of a strategy from last year. Some institutions predicts further changes to Chinese standards and laws in order to affect its recycled raw material needs as the country, not self-sufficient in recycled raw materials, will need to import them for their manufacturing needs.

Source: https://recyclinginternational.com/business/china-to-eliminate-solid-waste-imports-by-2020/