China waste import ban leads to ‘huge cost increases’ for councils

At least a fifth of councils in England and Wales have been directly impacted by China’s restrictions on imports of mixed paper and certain types of plastic, according to a snapshot poll from the Local Government Association (LGA)

People sorting waste from conveyor at recycling facility. Photograph: Huguette Roe/123RF
The fees charged to councils to process materials at MRFs are rising

At least a fifth of councils in England and Wales have been directly impacted by China’s restrictions on imports of mixed paper and certain types of plastic, according to a snapshot poll from the Local Government Association (LGA).

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