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China Waste Resources


SWANA’s China Waste Resources help the North American solid waste industry stay ahead of China’s restrictions on imported recycling.

China Waste Import Restrictions Infographics

Download printable infographics that give more information on the topic of China waste import restrictions.



A timeline of Chinese waste initiatives from 2013–2018.

How to Take Action


Action items for local governments and recycling managers.

Materials Affected


Most common recycling materials affected by the China waste import restrictions.

Recycling Infrastructure


U.S. Recycling: Building America’s infrastructure through sustainability.

Waste Dive 50 State Survey

Connex boxes marked with China flag

A state-by-state breakdown of how recycling programs and markets have responded since National Sword.

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From Green Fence to Red Alert: A China Timeline

Montage from fence to China flag

Timeline of events surrounding the Chinese import policies and how they continue to reshape materials recovery around the planet.

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