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Ningbo Port Returned 13,200 Tons of Imported Waste
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The Ningbo Inspection and Quarantine Bureau returned 22.65 tons of copper scrap from Bolivia.

Ningbo port is an important collecting and distributing center for imported waste materials. Since last March, Ningbo has vigorously launched a special campaign against illegal foreign garbage. The inspection and quarantine bureau strictly supervises such formalities as solid waste loading, port inspection, actual processing and utilization. In 2017, there were 3,532,700 tons of imported waste materials with the cargo value of USD4.714 billion in 42,200 shipments while 148 shipments of unqualified imported waste materials were detected with a cargo value of USD20.1236 million, weighing 13,200 tons. 

Statistics show that the largest part of waste materials come from the United States, accounting for nearly 30%, followed by Holland, Germany and Canada. According to Ningbo Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, there are two main reasons for the foreign garbage in the imported waste materials: one is that foreign shippers are not familiar with China’s import waste materials regulation and are neglect for the collection, packing and shipment, resulting in mixture while the other is that foreign shippers are not willing to cost time and money for sorting and labor work, shipping garbage to China.

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