June 23, 2018 / 4:13 AM / 3 months ago

China imported no waste plastic in May, waste paper and scrap metal also down - customs

BEIJING, June 23 (Reuters) -

* China’s scrap metal imports in May fell 27.7 percent on the year to 520,000 tonnes, customs data showed on Saturday

* China’s May scrap copper imports fell 33.3 percent to 210,000 tonnes and scrap aluminium imports fell 40.5 percent to 110,000 tonnes

* China imported no waste plastic in May while waste paper imports fell 64.8 percent to 860,000 tonnes, the data also showed (Reporting by Dominique Patton and Yawen Chen; Editing by Stephen Coates)

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