CHINA ZHEJIANG CUSTOMS FOREIGN WASTE

CHINA ZHEJIANG CUSTOMS FOREIGN WASTE

Chinese customs officers check a truck carrying imported solid waste they seized during a crackdown in Ningbo city, east China's Zhejiang province, 13 August 2019. China began importing solid waste as a source of raw materials in the 1980s and for years has been the world's largest importer, despite its weak capacity in garbage disposal. Some companies have profited by illegally bringing foreign waste into the country, posing a threat to the environment and public health. Given rising public awareness of environmental protection and China's green development drive, the country decided to phase out and halt such imports by the end of 2019, except for those containing resources that are not substitutable. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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August 13, 2019 06:04:20 AM
August 13, 2019 07:33:09 AM
Yao feng
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