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China formally notified the WTO that it will no longer receive foreign rubbish

China formally notified the WTO on Tuesday that it will no longer receive foreign rubbish from the end of this year, including discarding plastic, paper, scrap slag and textiles.

Reported that China is the world's major trash importing countries, receiving 56% of the world's trash, last year imported more than 7.3 million tonnes, worth 3.7 billion US dollars.

According to the WTO data, not counting Hong Kong, the major waste plastics in China come from Japan and the United States.


China formally notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Tuesday that it will no longer receive foreign rubbish from the end of this year, including discarding plastic, paper, scrap slag and textiles. The ban will come into effect by the end of 2017.


Reuters on July 19 reported that China's documents submitted to the WTO said that the general recyclability of solid waste, often doped with a large number of highlevel waste and hazardous waste, polluting the Chinese environment, in order to To protect the environment and the health of the people, China needs to adjust its rubbish import regulations and reject highly polluting solid waste.


Reported that China is the world's major trash importing countries, receiving 56% of the world's trash, last year imported more than 7.3 million metric tons, worth a total of 3.7

billion US dollars.


According to WTO sources, not counting Hong Kong, China's major waste plastic comes from Japan and the United States, each accounting for about 10% of the world's total.

The largest source of waste paper is also the two countries.



Source: World Wide Web