Paper industry calls for government intervention on Chinese waste import ban

The paper sector has told ministers that local authorities and waste management companies must act to ensure standards are met for the export of recyclables

China's import ban as announced with almost no prior warning. Photograph: Huguette Roe/123RFThe Recycling Association and the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) have sent letters to four government ministers requesting “high level diplomacy” regarding the Chinese ban on the import of recyclable materials.

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