Chi­nese Cus­toms of­fi­cers seize over 111,000 tons of banned for­eign waste

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Cus­toms au­thor­i­ties in 11 provin­cial ar­eas wrapped up the lat­est crack­down on smug­gling of banned solid wastes into China on Tues­day.

At least 111,200 met­ric tons of smug­gled for­eign garbage was con­fis­cated in this round of ac­tion, ac­cord­ing to the Gen­eral Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Cus­toms.

Since 2018, about 2.2 mil­lion tons of banned for­eign garbage has been con­fis­cated.

A to­tal of 783 cases were filed and 1044 sus­pects nabbed.

Up to now, cus­toms of­fi­cials in cities in­clud­ing Shi­ji­azhuang in He­bei prov­ince, Dalian in Liaon­ing prov­ince and Nan­jing in Jiangsu prov­ince have trans­ported more than 70,000 tons of the con­fis­cated waste back to their sources, while of­fi­cials in Hangzhou, Zhe­jiang prov­ince, has burned 110 tons of smug­gled clothes. China started to ban im­ports of 24 types of solid waste in 2018.

An ac­tion plan ap­proved by the cen­tral govern­ment that in­creases the lim­its on the types and amounts of the waste is ex­pected to be com­pleted by the end of this year.

Cus­toms au­thor­i­ties in 11 provin­cial ar­eas wrapped up the lat­est crack­down on smug­gling of banned solid wastes into China.

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