China allowing high-grade PET to be imported without a licence

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The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has reported that the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment is allowing high-grade PET as ordinary goods to be imported without a licence. 

This applies to materials that fall under category A, B and C as defined in Textile Industry Standard of the People’s Republic China. 

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BIR said that the document said that “any material that does not need to be restored and processed for its original use purpose shall not be managed as solid waste.” 

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