5 Aug 2016
China Issues New Hazardous Waste List to Better Manage Environmental Risks
The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), and Ministry of Public Security (MPS) jointly released the National List of Hazardous Waste (2016 edition), effective 1 August 2016. Implementation of the new list will promote scientific and meticulous management of hazardous waste, helping to better manage environmental risks.
The updated List reclassifies hazardous waste into 46 categories. Out of the 479 items on the List, 117 are newly added. The new additions are mainly based on research findings and hazardous waste identification, making refinement to HW11 fine distillation residues and HW50 waste catalysts. In addition, 16 kinds of hazardous waste are included in the List of Hazardous Waste Management Exemptions. Sectors in the list meeting the corresponding exemption conditions may be exempted from management accordingly.
For details of the National List of Hazardous Waste in Chinese, please see: