China’s ban on ‘foreign garbage’, and what it means

Policy product type
Specially commissioned briefing for LGiU Scotland
Published date
March 8, 2018
Olivia Hanks, LGiU associate
International, People, Place, Services

The new Chinese restrictions on imports of waste for recycling have led to fears that recycling rates will fall. This briefing explains the ban and its context, then looks at how the government and the recycling industry have responded as well as considering possible solutions to the loss of the Chinese market.

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