China’s State Council targets complete ban on scrap imports by 2021

China is working toward implementing a complete ban on imports of solid waste, including all metal scrap, by the end of 2020, the country’s State Council said on Sunday June 24.

The cabinet said the country vows to substantially cut the amount of solid waste imports and eventually prohibit its imports in less than two years’ time in an attempt to reduce soil pollution caused by waste processing, according to its latest anti-pollution policy document.

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Julian Luk

June 25, 2018

17:10 GMT