WTO told of ban on imported waste
speed up the recycling of domestic waste because the Chinese public objects to imported waste.
The central government is stepping up the fight against pollution and environmental degradation, as decades of fast growth have saddled the country with air and soil pollution.
In April, a reform plan to improve the management of solid waste imports to protect the environment and public health was adopted by the Central Leading Group for Deepening Overall Reform, a group led by President Xi Jinping.
The Ministry of Environmental Protection launched a monthlong campaign on July 1 targeting pollution caused by the processing of imported waste.
The ministry announced on Thursday that it had inspected 1,162 companies as of Monday, and 751 of them — or 65 percent — were guilty of environmental violations.
It also noted that inspectors had suggested placing all the violations on file for investigation and prosecution.