China launches Blue Sky 2018 to inspect waste imports

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A new programme of inspections of waste imports has been launched by Chinese customs authorities.

Blue Sky 2018 will run from March to December and replaces last year's National Sword regime. Previously, the Chinese Government had also launched the Green Fence series of inspections.

In particular, Blue Sky 2018 will focus on the 24 categories of materials that were added to the prohibited list late last year including bans on almost all plastics, apart from post-manufacturing polymers, and mixed paper.

The General Administration of Customs said that it will crack down on "smuggling of foreign rubbish" by means . . .

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