China’s Waste Ban ‘An Opportunity For Innovation

Now that China has shut its borders to international recycling imports, it could be time for countries to take responsibility for their own trash, said experts at a recent waste management event in Singapore last week. Dr Chindarat Taylor, vice president of the Solid Waste Association of Thailand, said that as a result of China’s ban, it was a good idea for countries to consider their rubbish as an energy resource. “There is a big drama at the moment about being unable to export plastic,” she said, referring to the global response to China’s waste restrictions.

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