Does India export plastic waste?

Plastic in oceans

Recently, I was contacted by a tire block dealer, David L. Reid. He was negotiating a huge order from a local authority when he ran out of stock. He lost the contract and the local authority had to buy stone blocks, which cost €230,000 more. He has other investments, so he will be able to overcome this blow, but his company, like others, has had to stop production. Together with some of his former competitors, he is desperately trying to find out what the Government is playing at, but has so far been unsuccessful.

The UK Government’s directives seem very clear: exporters must be able to demonstrate that the final destination of the waste they ship to other countries “operates to standards of health and environmental protection equivalent to those in the EU.” But one tire block production company tested the UK Environment Agency, asking if it could ship tires to African pyrolysis plants that “do not meet the pollution controls required by the UK and the EU,” and the response was that “your business plan is acceptable as long as you complete the paperwork correctly and comply with established procedures.”

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Most plastic polluting countries

The G20 is discussing the pollution of the oceans with plastic waste. The problem has also been addressed by ASEAN countries, which oppose increased plastic imports.

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The European Parliament approved the ban on the use in the European Union (EU) of most single-use plastics, such as ear buds or drinking straws from 2021. (27.03.2019)

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Countries with more marine pollution

Last Thursday was published the Regulation 2021/1840 updating the Regulation 1418/2007, concerning the export for recovery of waste under the green list (considered as non-hazardous in Regulation 1013/2006 and which are listed in Annexes III or IIIA) to certain countries that do not belong to the OECD.

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From FER we are aware of the enormous problem that the changes in exports to China represent, so we have transmitted the great negative impact that this situation is going to have for our sector, both to our European association (EuRIC) and in the BIR.

Shredded wood can be recovered and have a new role in the manufacture of panels and chipboard used in: architecture, industry and decoration. In addition, the shavings can be used to transform them into cellulose.

They do not contain iron in their composition. Non-ferrous metals include aluminum, copper, nickel, lead, zinc and precious metals (gold, platinum, silver, iridium, palladium, etc.).

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Countries such as China, Thailand, Malaysia and India have limited the import of plastic and other wastes, leaving the countries that export these products in a difficult situation. These bans have not only led to a significant reduction in the export market, but have also caused plastic waste to accumulate in countries that traditionally exported this type of material, as they do not yet have the necessary infrastructure for its treatment.

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Unable to export their plastic waste, some countries are experiencing a real internal crisis in which waste is literally piling up around treatment plants and recycling centers.

It is precisely these exporters that are experiencing the problems in terms of plastic and other waste treatment. In Japan, for example (one of the countries that exported the most to China before the “National Sword” was passed), plastic waste is becoming a real problem, as the country’s infrastructure and incinerators are unable to cope with the immense volume of waste generated.