Waste Treatment,
MRFs & More


Planning, EIAs,
Reviews, Seminars &Management


Waste Treatment,
MRFs & More

Tutorials, Reports Presentations

Database of Contents

Tailor Made Consultancy

Specific Support
for your Project

Seminars Events

Upcoming Events

Ask a Question



Wednesday, 07 November 2012 10:19

China's proposed plastics ban and reactions

Rate this item
(0 votes)
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Packaging association warns U.K. government

Plans by the Chinese government to ban plastic waste imports from the European Union (EU) would render the United Kingdom's recycling target figure of 57% by 2017 unachievable, warned the head of the Packaging and Films Association (Pafa).Barry Turner, Pafa's chief executive, said measures being discussed by a number of Chinese government ministries would see a ban on both the importing of unwashed post-consumer waste and the sale of unwashed plastic waste left over from the sorting of imported plastic and paper.

If implemented the measures would place a huge burden on the UK waste sector, Turner said; one it could not deal with, given the current infrastructure."As an industry we are committed to recycling," Turner said. "However we have said that it would take a decade to achieve a figure of 45%, while the government wants us to hit 57% in half that time."To meet the government's target would require considerable investment in both sorting and processing facilities, Turner said.

"The target will require a further 600,000 tonnes of material [to be dealt with] while we currently have capacity for 250,000 tonnes. We have been saying for some time that we believe the assumptions being made by civil servants advising government have been wrong," he added.Of the U.K.'s 433 local councils only two were "anywhere close" to achieving the 57% target, said Turner, "which immediately says there is a problem with the system."Pafa and the government's own advisory committee had warned the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) a number of times that the targets were unachievable, Turner said.

China Plastics Processing Industry Association's Response

The China Plastics Processing Industry Association's Plastics Recycling Committee – a group that represents recyclers in China – has sent an official response to the ministry summarising two main points in opposition to the new draft regulations on imported plastic waste.The key point in the official letter, which PRC-CPPIA shared with PRW sister publication Plastics News, said a regulation that lists import of unwashed post-consumer plastics as an illegal activity "lacks rationality".
The letter added that some types of waste plastics are difficult to dry after washing and will retain 25 percent of water, inflating the import cost. Water could also cause quality issues for engineering plastics such as nylon.
"If [the government] bans the import of unwashed plastics, it in fact will hurt the operation of many waste importers and recyclers with the exception of PET bottle flakes," the letter said.
Second, the letter argues that it is unreasonable to require recyclers to granulate materials before they are sold. The purpose of granulation is to facilitate uniform feeding of the materials. If regrind meets the feeding standards, it is wasteful to go through an additional procedure of granulation.

The ministry's draft policy stipulates the criteria for receiving import licenses and details on facility inspections.

Companies that are eligible to apply for the import and processing of waste plastics include:

• Polyester fibre manufacturers.
• Processors of plastics products and other manufacturers that use waste plastics in the raw materials.
• Companies that make granulated materials from waste plastics.
• Companies that make recycled PET flake with existing annual capacity of no less than 30,000 metric tons can apply to import recycled PET grinds and industrial scrap.
Ineligible companies include firms that make ultrathin shipping bags, food-contact products, medical products and construction supplies (with the exception of decorative products).

Read 8432 times Last modified on Monday, 12 November 2012 15:45

1 comment

  • Comment Link EssaeeyJer Wednesday, 13 December 2017 13:16 posted by EssaeeyJer

    Running late with the deadline for your work? Then we are your reliable assistant in paper help.

    Get ready to ask for our assistance when you need essays, research or course works, reports, case studies, etc.
    Our experts have seen it all and are ready to start working on your assignment right away. Go for it!

    Get an [url=]essay[/url] or any other homework writing help

    i don't wanna write my how to make paper old
    help me do my essay vz stock
    essay limo service los angeles
    write my paper bmw
    need buy essay wfs
    pay to write my just paper dc
    get someone write my paper qb steve
    write my psychology paper krayzie bone lyrics
    pay someone do my essay mka
    need someone write my paper me teo france
    i don't wanna write my research paper ppt
    write my paper apa rjr
    buy personal narrative essay fdny
    can someone do my essay ppt
    need motivation write my how to make a paper psp
    do my admissions essay uc
    need help do my essay ihg
    write my essay scrapbook paper wyoming
    buy free essay wqyk
    site buy essay american dream
    buy personal narrative essay jdownloader
    pay someone write my notebook paper html background
    need help write my daily news paper sri lanka
    buy nursing essay rf online
    do my a+ homework llc
    write my psychology busted paper tn
    can do my essay gzip
    write my persuasive notebook paper html background
    buy personal narrative essay vjj
    need help writing my mcc paper yinhe co ltd
    write my persuasive paper yxu
    need someone write my brother photo paper bp60gla
    i don't wanna write my paper wqmx
    write my persuasive neet model paper pg medical
    buy nursing essay my mother
    write my philosophy education paper bwt
    buy cheap essay hz cancer
    write my economics paper jj watt
    buy nursing essay jcpenney
    type my essay rks

Login to post comments
© 2012 D-Waste All rights reserved
Join us in Linkedin
Find us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Visit the D-Waste Chanel