Plastic waste: New EU export restrictions come into force

Waste operators are no longer able to export low quality plastic waste to developing countries outside the EU under new rules that came into force on Friday, drawing praise from Germany’s environment minister.

by Simon Pickstone
Containers of mixed Italian household waste are blocked from being unloaded at the port of Souse in Tunisia, November 2020. Photo: Fethi Belaid / AFP via Getty Images
Containers of mixed Italian household waste are blocked from being unloaded at the port of Souse in Tunisia, November 2020. Photo: Fethi Belaid / AFP via Getty Images

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