China to ‘gradually’ introduce measures to ban import of foreign recyclable material

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Li Ganjie at the 13th National People's Congress recently
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Chinese Environment Minister Li Ganjie has said that the country will take a 'gradual' approach to reducing the import of foreign solid waste.

The renamed Minister of Ecological Protection said in a press conference that his department, previously known as the Ministry of Environmental Protection, had found in inspections last year that 60% of the 1,792 import enterprises inspected had brought illegal waste into China.

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He added that the country implemented the bans on . . .

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