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19 December, 2019 | (01 hr)

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For many years, China was the main final recipient of the global flow of plastics waste – millions of tons were shipped to China every year. But in 2017, with the implementation of severe import restrictions, China effectively shut its doors on foreign waste plastics. The result? Much of the developed world was suddenly left sitting on mountains of plastics trash. Nearly 3 years on – what are the lasting impacts of the import ban?

Join our webcast discussion as we unpack the issue and discuss the implications of China’s ban on market behaviors and business practices:

  • How are global plastics waste streams changing?
  • How is the ban impacting the economics of plastic collection and recycling?
  • What were the real reasons behind the ban, and what is happening now within China?
  • What are short and long-term implications for business worldwide?

If you are interested in finding out more on this subject, check out our newest report: Trash Woes: Unpacking China's Waste Plastics Ban—Implications for Business

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Susan Robinson

Susan Robinson
Senior Director of Sustainability and Policy
Waste Management

Susan Robinson leads WM’s Sustainability Team.  In this role, she is responsible for WM’s sustainability policy, advocacy and reporting.   Her 30+ years in the industry includes work in the public sector, non-profit environmental work, consultancy, and over 25 years in ...Full Bio

Anke Schrader

Anke Schrader
Senior Researcher
China Center for Economics and Business

Anke Schrader leads the research of The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business on corporate citizenship, sustainability, and human capital. Her current research interests include corporate sustainability practices, measurement, and reporting; corporate ...Full Bio

Dr. Uwe G. Schulte

Dr. Uwe G. Schulte (Moderator)
Leader, Global Sustainability Centre and Program Director
The Conference Board

Dr. Uwe G. Schulte is Leader, Global Sustainability Centre, and Program Director for the European Sustainability Council at The Conference Board.

Schulte was executive director of the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre and spent most of his professional career at Unilever. In his final role,...Full Bio

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