NEWS COMMENTARY

India joins list of countries banning plastic waste imports

Published:
March 20, 2019
Coverage:
Accelerating Materials Innovation
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Policy
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by Gihan Hewage
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Following China's ban of waste imports in late 2017, India had seen its imported plastic waste quadruple from 12,000 tons in 2017 48,000 tons in 2018. With the expanding list of countries banning plastic waste imports, waste valorization technologies will be critical for helping manage the increasing amount of waste with no viable end of life.

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