How to dispose of foreign garbage such as British

2022-08-15
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After the implementation of China's "garbage ban", how will foreign garbage such as British and American plastics be placed

release date: Source: China Plastics Machinery editor: Yu Jia Views: 2539 copyright and disclaimer

core tip: in 2017, China issued the implementation plan for prohibiting the entry of foreign garbage and promoting the reform of solid waste import management system. The plan stipulates that from January 1, 2018, China will prohibit the import of waste plastics, paper, waste slag and other "foreign garbage" from Europe and the United States, among which, Britain and the United States are big importers of foreign garbage

[China Packaging News] in 2017, China issued the implementation plan for prohibiting the entry of foreign garbage and promoting the reform of solid waste import management system. The plan stipulates that from January 1, 2018, China will prohibit the import of waste plastics, paper, waste slag and other "foreign garbage" from Europe and the United States, of which Britain and the United States are major importers of foreign garbage. Now, the plan has been implemented for more than two months. What is the progress of plastic waste recycling in Britain and the United States, and what measures will they take to deal with these wastes

problem description

since the previous garbage has always been exported to China, the corresponding garbage recycling infrastructure construction in the United States is not very sufficient. After the implementation of China's "garbage ban", the plastic garbage in the United States has lost its biggest treatment direction. Piles of plastic garbage, together with other garbage, are occupying various garbage recycling stations in a flood, However, the local garbage treatment capacity and recycling capacity of the United States are not enough to cope with the huge "garbage dump"

according to incomplete statistics, 55% of British plastic waste is exported to China every year, and after China implemented the ban, the British also panicked. Because Britons, like Americans, are unable to deal with those plastic garbage. According to statistics, in 2012 alone, Britain exported 2.7 million tons of plastic waste to China! Since then, the amount of garbage exported by Britain to China has been increasing elastospray? Ch polyurethane sprayed thermal insulation material can provide an integrated thermal insulation and waterproof scheme, which makes the British feel that "without garbage, the whole society seems to be more environmentally friendly". After the ban was implemented, plastic waste from British waste recycling plants has also piled up into mountains

problem solving

although China has implemented a garbage ban, plastic garbage from Britain and the United States can no longer flow to China, but the two countries will not sit idly by and watch garbage pile up in their own countries. For example, in the face of these garbage, the UK is actively looking for a substitute for China's garbage export "catcher", and is also actively calling for reducing the use of plastic products. The British Prime Minister said in his speech on environmental issues in February that the UK hopes to completely eliminate the use of disposable plastics in 2024

in the face of China's ban, Britain and the United States are actively formulating policies to completely solve the problem of plastic waste. However, before the successful development of relevant technologies and the introduction of policies, the United States and the United States still focus on finding a substitute for China's garbage export "catcher" in the treatment of plastic and other garbage. Then without China, where will the plastic waste exported by Britain and the United States go

Southeast Asia:

Southeast Asian countries originally accounted for a certain proportion in the export direction of plastic waste. Because plastic waste has huge economic benefits, although it will cause damage to the environment, but due to the low level of economic development in Southeast Asian countries, it is easier for people to pursue higher economic interests. It can be predicted that Southeast Asian countries will play an increasingly important role in the export of plastic waste from Britain and the United States. However, due to the weak industrial foundation and weak industrial manufacturing capacity of Southeast Asian countries, it is difficult for Southeast Asian countries to replace China as the main export direction of plastic waste

after the implementation of China's ban, relevant people in Japan said that although China banned the import of plastic waste, China's market still exists and there is still a huge demand for plastic materials. In addition, Japan has advanced technology in recycled plastics. Some Japanese companies may have updated their technology. In the face of rising plastic prices, perhaps the plastic recycling market will change dramatically

Nordic countries:

the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland) have more advanced waste recycling and treatment technologies in the world. According to statistics, 36% of waste in Sweden is recycled, 14% is used as fertilizer, and 49% is used as energy and burned. Northern Europe produces only 150 million tons of waste every year, but their waste treatment plants can handle 700 million tons of waste every year, with a waste gap of 500 million tons. In the three Nordic countries, plastic waste, whether recycled or used for energy combustion, is a good destination for plastic waste compared to other countries

Britain and the United States export garbage abroad to reduce the impact of plastic garbage on their own countries, which can only alleviate the urgent need, Not fundamentally "Polyurethane provides a high-strength solution similar to epoxy resin. In order to fundamentally solve the problem of plastic waste, the country also needs to adopt advanced technology to recycle and reprocess plastic waste, or use biodegradable and pollution-free environment-friendly materials. Therefore, the crushing situation selected will be different, so as to stop plastic pollution. The implementation of China's new standard is for countries that export waste to other regions It may be a new opportunity for them to take waste recycling more seriously. For example, the United States may legislate to require manufacturers to recycle their own waste

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