In afternoon of Apr 18, the 34th conference of the Central Leading Group for Comprehensively Deepening Reforms, chaired by Xi Jinping, president of People's Republic of China passed a bill, forbidding the import of solid waste.
At the meeting, it is highlighted that all local governments should, on the basis of protecting the environment and security of the country and welfare of the people, upgrade the management system of solid waste import, make different schedules for the import prohibition of various industries and sharply cut down the volume and varieties of waste import by applying law, economic as well as administrative methods.
The core changes in the spirit of the meeting are as follows:
1, solid waste is identified as harmful to the environment and the health of the people.
2, a sharp cut-down of import volume and variety is taken as the core of the solid waste reform.
Thus till now it is fundamentally clear that solid waste import ban that has been in the air for two years is a thing of certainty. And the details about ban on the specific industry, variety and schedule will be confirmed as time passes by. Anyway, this policy will surely bring about profound change in the recycled polyester fiber industry.