Proposed Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Waste Draft Law

On 11 July 2018, the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment published a draft revision of the Law on Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Waste.

The draft consists of 102 articles in 6 chapters. Compared to the current law, the draft proposes amendments on 50 articles, adding 14 new ones and deleting 4. The main amendments focus on the following:

  • Prevention of second pollution during solid waste recycling and reuse in products
  • Reduction of the volume of waste landfill by reducing solid waste and increasing recycling
  • Strengthening the responsibility of the waste producer; establishing a solid waste discharge license system
  • Extension of manufacturer’s responsibility, encouraging manufacture to improve ecodesign, establish a recycle system and promote reutilization
  • Reform on solid waste import, in particular foreign waste import
  • Establishing domestic waste sorting systems
  • Improving hazardous waste management systems
  • Stricter penalties

Public comments may be submitted online before 18 August 2018

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