China has implemented a policy called "National Sword Policy" that has significantly changed the global waste trade. The nation aimed at restricting the import of foreign waste, mainly paper and plastic, and this initiative has driven many nations to reexamine their waste management strategies. Though it caused some disruptions in the initial phases, the policy has subsequently stimulated innovation and investment in domestic recycling infrastructure worldwide. The policy has contributed to the reduction of major environmental concerns and the adoption of more responsible waste management practices.
Presently, waste management is a critical issue for governing bodies, mainly in developing nations, as the population is growing rapidly and the amount of waste generated continues to rise, which has already created pressure on nature.
In this article, we will talk about the government's role in waste management, the policies they have put into practice, and more.