China intends to make manufacturers of electric vehicles (EV) responsible for collecting and recycling spent batteries, as part of its efforts to tackle mounting waste in the sector, according to new rules published on today (26 February). China aims to … Continue reading →
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As well as the focus on plastics, the UK is facing a potential paper crisis, and piles of paper are already building up as China’s new rules come into force, according to a UK-basd paper recycling company. Simon Mountain, commercial technical director … Continue reading →
The UK is presently “nowhere near ready” to create the number of recycling plants required should the Government decide that all plastic waste must now be recycled on home soil, says compliance specialist Ecosurety. It says the country will therefore … Continue reading →
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Waste operators are already finding alternative export markets for waste, according to a written ministerial statement by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, following the announcement last year that China intends to crack down on its contaminated waste imports. The statement follows … Continue reading →
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The recently announced ban by China on imports of different waste streams is a “wake-up call” for the European Union, says the European Federation representing the European waste management industry (FEAD). The recently announced ban by China on certain waste imports … Continue reading →
The Chinese Government has notified the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that it will introduce a 0.5% contamination level on imported waste materials. The restriction will include paper and cardboard, plastics and others apart from 1% that will be allowed for … Continue reading →
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Four Government Ministers have received a joint letter from The Recycling Association and Confederation of Paper Industries requesting “high level diplomacy” regarding the Chinese ban on the import of recyclable materials. With the Chinese Government recently notifying the World Trade … Continue reading →
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