China waste ban: How will the UK solve its capacity crunch?

With DEFRA claiming it wants to reduce reliance on waste exports and increase domestic recycling, Conor McGlone asks how the government plans to implement lessons learned from the Chinese recycling crisis

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The waste industry is slowing down its material recovery facilities in part as a result of the China waste import ban

Representatives of the waste industry and government came together last week to discuss the impacts of the Chinese ban on certain waste imports, which came into force almost exactly a year ago.

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