China extends list of banned waste products

Chinese authorities have recently announced that they are adding more products to the list of solid waste products that are not allowed to be imported into the country. From December 31st 2018 the following items are banned: slag containing manganese, oxide scale from steel rolling, slag steel, many types of industrial plastics including polyvinyl (EVA), styrene polymers, PET waste (excluding drinks bottles), compressed automobile scrap, waste electric motors and ship scrap.