Environment & Energy Report

Trash or Treasure? China’s Waste Firms Rally on Policy

July 30, 2018, 1:31 PM

There is money in trash, and Chinese companies are cashing in.

Dynagreen Environmental Protection Group Co. Ltd., which collects, stores, and incinerates garbage, has surged almost 500 percent since its shares began trading June 11 in Shanghai, the best-performance among stocks listed in the city this year. It is among the waste specialists poised to cash in on China’s carrot-and-stick approach to cope with the world’s biggest trash flow.

Households across the nation will, for the first time, have to pay for garbage disposal by 2020 and, separately, that limits on landfills will be tightened, the government said...

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