Waste Exports

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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5th June 2018
UK & EU Authorities Urged To Take Action On Waste Export

UK & EU Authorities Urged To Take Action On Waste Export

The RDF Industry Group has called on the UK Government and EU to “take action” to enable refuse derived fuel (RDF) export to Europe to continue unhindered after Brexit.  To ensure that the environmental and economic benefits of RDF export … 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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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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12th January 2018
Chinese Waste Restriction: Operators Already Finding Alternative Markets – Gove

Chinese Waste Restriction: Operators Already Finding Alternative Markets – Gove

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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18th December 2017
Chinese Waste Ban Is “Wake Up Call” For EU – FEAD

Chinese Waste Ban Is “Wake Up Call” For EU – FEAD

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

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21st November 2017
Chinese Increase To 0

Chinese Increase To 0.5% Out-Throw Will Be “Extremely Tough To Meet”

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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