Stranded assets: what does China's import ban mean for the UK waste industry?

China’s ban on imports of certain recyclate is a bigger threat to the waste industry than Brexit, say industry insiders, but it is also an opportunity to rethink how the UK recycles its waste. Conor McGlone investigates

by Conor McGlone
Figure 2: UK recovered plastic destinations, 2015
Figure 2: UK recovered plastic destinations, 2015

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