8th June 2018
Quality “Must Come First” As Countries Impose New Waste Restrictions

Quality “Must Come First” As Countries Impose New Waste Restrictions

There needs to be a “relentless focus” on improving the quality of recycled materials or risk losing markets, as China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Poland all plan to further inspect the quality of materials sent to them, according to The Recycling … Continue reading

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30th May 2018
Poland Links String Of Waste Fires To China’s Import Ban

Poland Links String Of Waste Fires To China’s Import Ban

Poland has linked a string of recent waste fires, which it says were started deliberately, with China’s decision to ban imports of certain waste products. According to reports by Reuters news agency, more than 60 fires took place at dumps … Continue reading

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11th May 2018
China Launches Nationwide Inspections Targeting Illegal Dumping

China Launches Nationwide Inspections Targeting Illegal Dumping

China will soon launch nationwide inspections targeting the illegal transfer and dumping of waste, Zhou Zhiqiang, a senior official with China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) said at a press briefing today (11 May).  His comments came after officials … Continue reading

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24th April 2018
China To Add More Materials To Solid Waste Ban

China To Add More Materials To Solid Waste Ban

China has added 32 materials, including specific ferrous and non-ferrous metals, to its prohibited waste list, according to an announcement by the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment. The Ministry announced steel slag, post-industrial plastics, compressed auto pieces, small electric … Continue reading

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26th March 2018
US Calls For China To Halt Waste Import Restrictions

US Calls For China To Halt Waste Import Restrictions

The United States (US) called for China to not implement its restrictions on waste imports on Friday (23 March), saying the new quality rules move the material away from “productive reuse and toward disposal”. The US raised concerns about the … Continue reading

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26th February 2018
Chinese Electric Car Makers To Be Responsible For Battery Recycling

Chinese Electric Car Makers To Be Responsible For Battery Recycling

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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13th February 2018
UK Faces Paper Pile-Up Under China’s New Rules

UK Faces Paper Pile-Up Under China’s New Rules

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

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30th January 2018
UK “Nowhere Near Ready” To Recycle Its Own Plastic

UK “Nowhere Near Ready” To Recycle Its Own Plastic

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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