Waste

China Waste Ban

Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect

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A ripple effect has already begun since waste officials in China announced to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in July that they would no longer be accepting various solid waste and recycling materials at the end of the year. Those ripples can be seen from Hong Kong to mainland China  … Read More

SWANA Urges China to Delay Implementation of Import Restrictions

SWANA Urges China to Delay Implementation of Import Restrictions

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Filing with WTO Details Impacts on Recycling in U.S. and Canada, Questions Validity of Proposed Standards, and Seeks Meeting with China MEP

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has submitted comments to the World Trade Organization urging China to delay implementation of its waste import  … Read More

A Lump of Coal for Christmas

A Lump of Coal for Christmas

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As we near the end of the year, we continue to keep our eyes on the latest developments regarding the China waste ban. By staying on top of any changes, our reactions and decisions will be informed.

Of course, the Solid Waste Association of North America is meticulously monitoring the situation,  … Read More

The Year in Preview

The Year in Preview

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As we near the end of the calendar year, it’s sometimes tradition for a publication to take stock of major events, issues, or news that have transpired over the past 12 months and reminisce with the “Year in Review.” I’ve been contemplating it for this space, at this time. But  … Read More

Why Isn’t This the Lead Story Everywhere?

Why Isn’t This the Lead Story Everywhere?

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The other day I was giving a friend a ride home from work and we started (actually I started) talking about the China Waste Ban which is supposed to go into effect at the end of the year. I tried to spell out for her the impact such a ban  … Read More

SWANA Provides Update to States on Chinese Recycling Issue

SWANA Provides Update to States on Chinese Recycling Issue

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Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has issued an update to state officials concerning the July 18, 2017 notification to the World Trade Organization from China on their intent to ban certain waste imports.

The update provides background to states on the Chinese waste ban,  … Read More



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