SHANGHAI, May 21 (SMM) – Huangdao Customs in Qingdao, Shandong province, on Thursday May 17 returned 247.1 mt of aluminium scrap slag that was uncovered, SMM learned.
Such aluminium scrap is banned from imports and will pollute the environment after it is processed.
Qingdao Customs sought these aluminium scrap in 11 containers as part of a crackdown on solid waste smuggling. The company involved in the return had declared the imports under a false product name and provided fake documents to smuggle the slag.
Huangdao Customs has returned over 3,000 mt of solid waste including waste plastic, paper and slag, so far this year.
China has intensified its efforts in the control of scrap imports in recent years. On April 19, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) announced a ban on imports of 16 more scrap metal and chemical waste products from December 31, 2018 after the government initially issued a plan to control solid waste imports in July 2017.
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