Chinese internet users urge authorities to act on waste

Chinese internet users are calling for government action to shut the door to foreign toxic waste, said Xinhua on Monday, after television reports revealed how customs and environment authorities were failing to stop imports of hazardous garbage.

A netizen named Fruitful Autumn said the public was infuriated by the fact toxic waste was allowed into China .

Online commentators said the authorities should effectively enforce the laws against imports of toxic wastes, insisting that China should not become a victim of imported hazardous materials.

A report by China Central Television (CCTV) came after Britain's Sky News aired a program titled "Are you poisoning China?", revealing how plastic wastes produced by British households ended up in Lianjiao, a small town near Guangzhou, capital of south China 's Guangdong Province .

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