The Significance of Restrictions on Waste Import in Promoting Green Development in China
American Journal of Environmental Protection
Volume 8, Issue 1, February 2019, Pages: 5-16
Received: Dec. 4, 2018; Accepted: Jan. 2, 2019; Published: Jan. 28, 2019
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Chunlin Li, Law School, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, China
Jianqing Chen, Law School, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, China
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Abstract
Since its reform and opening up, China's economy has been developing rapidly, but at the same time, China’s resources and environment have been increasingly seriously exhausted and damaged. There have been many world-famous public nuisance incidents in developed countries however, pollution caused by solid waste (i.e., garbage) is no less harmful than these international public nuisances. For China, the problem of solid waste import is especially serious and has become a nightmare for the development of environmental protection. The treatment of foreign waste import is an important fundamental approach for China to realize economic transition and promote the expansion of international trade. This paper studies and analyzes the harms of imported waste, explores the practical problems and difficulties in the treatment of imported foreign waste in China and provides a breakthrough concept of green development to promote the expansion of international trade and economic transition by placing a restriction or even ban on foreign waste import. To protect its ecological environment, China has accelerated the process of institutionalizing foreign waste import and economic transition, improved the legislation and law enforcement mechanisms for the treatment of waste import, and encouraged public participation in economic transition and environmental protection. The concepts of waste import restriction and green development provide an important reference for the world.
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Foreign Waste, Waste Import, Green Development, Economic Transition, Sustainable Development
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Chunlin Li, Jianqing Chen, The Significance of Restrictions on Waste Import in Promoting Green Development in China, American Journal of Environmental Protection. Vol. 8, No. 1, 2019, pp. 5-16. doi: 10.11648/j.ajep.20190801.12
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