This 8th edition of the Waste Crime Alert, will be the last one published as part of the WasteForce project. It contains update on policy and legislation, enforcement action and news items.
Hightlights in this edition are the Chinese ban on solid waste import as of 2021 and the outcomes of the 6th version of Operation Demeter. This global enforcement operation is coordinated by the World Customs Organization (WCO). The enforcement effort resulted in a total of 131 seizures, with almost 99,000 tonnes of waste and approximately 42 tonnes of ozone depleting substances. Almost 92% of the seized waste consisted of metal waste and about 7% of plastic waste.
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