In China, a conscious effort is made to avoid wasting anything. For example, they will try to eat all organs of an animal.
This good habit naturally made its way in the manufacturing industry:
In other words, don’t expect your Chinese suppliers to destroy a production that you have refused. They will never accept to take that kind of loss. They will try to do something else with it.
The designs were licensed and bear your brand name? So what?
The products are actually unsafe and should not be used by anybody? Who are you to judge that?
On Saturday I found a good example. Something weird was going on, in the fisherman’s wharf of Shekou:
Here is what I saw:
These cans had clearly been rejected. That port is very close to Hong Kong, so one can imagine many scenarios.
What will they do with all this milk powder? I hope they feed pigs with it, but I am afraid they re-package it in a dirty factory and re-sell it in stores…
Milk powder has been suspect in the eyes of most Chinese since the Sanlu scandal of 2008. Tons of milk are purchased in Hong Kong and brought to the mainland every month.
Old habits die hard…