Global textile recycling threatened by new Chinese legislation

The warning comes from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), a US body which is an authority in the sector. ISRI underlined how Chinese legislation has gradually become more restrictive, intervening for example on neon lighting in 2007 and electronic products in 2013. Faced with a dramatic increase in domestically generated waste, Beijing’s objective is to avoid worsening China’s environmental pollution through the import of waste from abroad.For textiles, as for other materials, alternatives to China do actually existคำพูดจาก สล็อตเว็บตรง. “Demand is increasing in India, South-East Asia and Latin America, but not at a level sufficient to cover for what we are shipping to China, wrote ISRI. Besides, we are currently unable to recycle all the waste generated in the USA without exporting some of it ourselves.”

In 2016, China was the final destination for 27% of global waste exports, most of them coming from the USA, which last year alone shipped out $5.2 billion worth of materialsคำพูดจาก สล็อตเว็บตรง. A model on which rest entire ecosystems of specialised companies in North America and Europe, collecting ever-increasing amounts of waste, as well as dedicated networks of operators throughout Asia.

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