EAC calls for evidence on implications of China waste ban

The committee is to hold a one-off evidence session into the impact of China’s ban on certain types of imported plastic and paper, which is threatening the UK recycling industry

Bales of paper waste
The UK ships 3.7 million tonnes of paper waste to China every year. Photograph: marcovarro/123RF

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched an inquiry into the impact of the China waste import ban, which came into effect on 1 January.

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