China expands ban on waste imports

phys.org | 11/19/2018 | Staff
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China will expand its ban on imports of solid waste, local media reported Monday, almost a year after its first curbs caused havoc in countries that sent their rubbish to the Asian giant.

The regulatory action—which expands the prohibition to 32 categories of solid waste from the 24 banned last year—will go into effect from December 31, according to official news agency Xinhua, citing four Chinese government agencies.

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Newly banned product types include hardware, ships, auto parts, stainless steel waste and scrap, titanium and wood, Xinhua said.

The initial ban caused worldwide problems as recyclers were cut off from their main market for waste material.

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Globally, since 1992, 72 percent of plastic waste has ended up in China and Hong Kong, according to a study in the journal Science Advances.

China bought up more than half of the scrap materials exported by the US last...
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