China's Premier until 2013, Wen Jiabao, signalled the introduction of a new economic policy in 2006

The National Sword campaign is another step in the long march of China’s Circular Economy Law. The country’s latest round of new waste import regulations are sending waste exporting nations into a tailspin, severely slashing shipments and depressing global scrap plastics prices. Oddly, every additional tighter classification of restricted waste seems to shock and surprise…