Posted on: 17th Jun 2019
The Effect of China’s Plastic Ban on EfW Plants
Where does recyclable waste such as paper, glass, aluminium and plastic go? On the most part it gets sorted at a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF’s) then gets sold on to processing companies that pulp or melt them down, back into raw materials to be used again in manufacturing.
Three years ago, two-thirds of the UK’s unwanted plastic, sent to processing plants abroad went to China; totalling half a million tonnes. But then, in January 2018, National Sword happened.