Recycling costs surge for UK councils after Chinese ban on ‘foreign garbage’ imports


‘It’s clear that the ban by China on imported waste, which could soon be implemented from other countries, could have a marked impact on councils’ ability to recycle’

  • Josh Gabbatiss
  • Independent

Councils are calling on companies to fund recycling costs and invest in efforts to cut packaging after many were struck by China’s decision to stop importing “foreign garbage”.

Anak 2bAt least a fifth of local councils reported they had seen a direct impact of this ban, which restricted imports of plastics and…

A poll by the Local Government Association (LGA) found that some of the most affected councils reported recycling costs increasing by…

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