British media: China's ban on "foreign garbage" worries British officials that recycling is too expensive and can only be taxed.
British media said that experts warned that due to China's ban on the import of recycled waste, British local city councils may refuse to recycle plastic and increase taxes
according to the British Daily Telegraph Station on December 7, the target price in Britain is also very different. According to the customer's choice, 2/3 of the waste plastics are transported to China. But as an effort to strengthen its independence, which has been touted as an anti foreign garbage campaign, China will no longer accept recycled plastics from next March. The Chinese government has also announced higher quality requirements for other imported waste products such as cardboard. All these may throw the waste recycling operation of local municipal councils into chaos in the UK, which is also an important opportunity for research and innovation institutions in China to take atomized fine powder rate (especially D50 7 micron fine powder output rate), fine powder yield and production capacity as the main technical indicators
local government representatives have said that this move will have a "significant impact" on finance, which is likely to affect municipal charges and garbage removal services. At present, local municipal authorities obtain income from waste recycling to offset part of municipal operation costs. They either sort out reusable materials from the waste and sell them to merchants, or - without sorting the waste - pay the recycling contractor a lower fee than the traditional landfill or incineration plant, and the contractor will transport the waste away
it is reported that China's ban on the import of waste plastics means that there may be no place to go for about 540000 tons of plastic waste every year. Although other manufacturing countries such as Malaysia and Vietnam also accept recycled plastics, their capacity is not the same as the lost Chinese market
Lee Marshall, executive director of the local government waste recycling Advisory Committee, said: "The budget is very tight. For this reason, the municipal councils that have not considered raising taxes may now consider doing so. Some places in England have already implemented the practice of collecting garbage every three weeks, so there may be more places to do so, and the business hours of garbage dumping sites will be shortened. This will be unpopular."
Greenpeace's analysis of customs data shows that since 2012, Britain has transported more than 2.7 million tons of plastic waste to China. Marshall said that even if smaller countries like Malaysia can accept the waste recycled in the UK, they may not offer a price worth sorting and transporting the waste. He told the guardian: "if you properly contact the UK factories that manufacture plastic products, it will be of commercial and environmental significance to recycle waste in the UK and establish an infrastructure for recycling waste. This is a real opportunity." He and representatives of other charities questioned the government's preparations for this change
a spokesman for the UK Department of environment, food and Rural Affairs said: "we are continuing to cooperate with the waste treatment industry and the environment agency to understand the impact of the proposed waste import restrictions of the Chinese government on the whole industry. We will also study ways to carry out more waste collection and treatment in China as part of our resources and waste treatment strategy."
it is reported that according to the goal set by the European Union, by 2020, at least half of all household waste in the UK must be recycled and used, and more relevant information must be known through foreign customers in a timely manner. At present, the proportion is 43%