China China issues technical standards for waste plastic pollution control

Industrial companies are required to take measures against waste plastic pollution

China issues technical standards for waste plastic pollution control

On May 31, 2022, China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment issued a National Ecological and Environmental Standard on Technical Specification for Pollution Control of Plastic Waste (HJ 364-2022), which came into effect immediately and replaced the standards Technical Specifications for Pollution Control during Collection and Recycle of Waste Plastics (HJ/T 364-2007).

These standards set out pollution control and record-keeping requirements for industrial companies generating waste plastic as well as requirements for hazardous waste.