China to further tighten solid waste imports in 2018-2020

China will further tighten limits on solid waste imports such as paper, plastics, scrap steel and copper and crack down on smuggling as part of the government’s “war on pollution,” according to a Reuters report that quoted the nation’s environmental minister.

“In the next step, China will carry out a three-year plan to fully implement the reformed solid waste imports regulation and ban foreign garbage from entering the country,” said Li Ganjie, minister of Ecology and Environment, in the statement reviewed by the State Council.

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