Implications of China’s foreign waste ban on the global circular economy

  title={Implications of China’s foreign waste ban on the global circular economy},
  author={Shen Qu and Yuhua Guo and Zijie Ma and Wei-qiang Chen and Jianguo Liu and Gang Liu and Yutao Wang and Ming Xu},
  journal={Resources, Conservation and Recycling},

China’s plastic import ban increases prospects of environmental impact mitigation of plastic waste trade flow worldwide

In the short term, the ban significantly improved four midpoint indicators of environmental impact, albeit contributed to global warming, and to achieve global environmental sustainability in the long run, countries should gradually realize the transition from export to domestic management, and from landfill to recycling.

China’s ban of imported recyclable waste and its impact on the waste plastic recycling industry in China and Taiwan

  • A. Yoshida
  • Economics
    Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management
  • 2021
In 2017 the Chinese government announced to a ban on the importation of several kinds of recyclable waste that could be replaced by domestic recyclable waste. Current research on this subject has

The effects on Thailand of China’s import restrictions on waste: measures and challenges related to the international recycling of waste plastic and e-waste

  • So Sasaki
  • Economics
    Journal of material cycles and waste management
  • 2020
This paper has outlined the measures and challenges facing Thailand, which was forced to address a surge in imports of plastic waste and e-waste after China imposed restrictions on its own imports of

The waste ban in China: what happened next? Assessing the impact of new policies on the waste management sector in China

The impact of the COVID19 pandemic on the waste management system is starting to emerge, providing both challenges and opportunities for the sector in China, and the dynamic of domestic policies in China shows higher level of activity of updates and revisions or introduction of new policies from 2015 onwards.

Understanding Hazardous Waste Exports for Disposal in Europe: A Contribution to Sustainable Development

The concept of sustainable development was introduced in Europe by the Treaty of Amsterdam (1997) and was extended to waste management in the Waste Framework Directive. In order to achieve



The Chinese import ban and its impact on global plastic waste trade

Higher-income countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation have been exporting plastic waste to lower-income nations in the East Asia and Pacific for decades, illustrating that bold global ideas and actions for reducing quantities of nonrecyclable materials, redesigning products, and funding domestic plastic waste management are needed.

Assessing environmental impacts embodied in manufacturing and labor input for the China-U.S. trade.

Investigation of supply chain manufacturing and EOLI energy use and carbon dioxide emissions embodied in the 2002 China-U.S. trade shows China's E OLI is dominated by the manufacturing of products consumed by workers, while EOLi on the U.s. side is primarily from workers' direct consumption.

Urban Mining's Potential to Relieve China's Coming Resource Crisis

China's mineral resource consumption has gone through multiple increases since 1980, resulting in the inadequacy of important strategic resources and a high level of external dependence. Some

The Porter Hypothesis at 20: Can Environmental Regulation Enhance Innovation and Competitiveness?

Some twenty years ago, Harvard Business School economist and strategy professor Michael Porter challenged conventional wisdom about the impact of environmental regulation on business by declaring

Environmental effects of information and communications technologies

Managing the direct impacts of ICTs is more complex than just producing efficient devices, owing to the energetically expensive manufacturing process, and the increasing proliferation of devices needs to be taken into account.

The circular economy

A new relationship with our goods and materials would save resources and energy and create local jobs, explains Walter R. Stahel.

Measuring China's Circular Economy

It is described how China presents unique opportunities to develop new environmental indicator systems for measuring and managing CE.