Monthly Archives: January 2018

Approaching Lunar New Year Celebration Stalls Scrap Paper Pricing

As the Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, celebrating the year of the dog approaches, paper and board mills across China are set to temporarily close or curtail paper production. The New Year falls on February 16th this year, while the festival will last until March 2nd, or about two weeks.…
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Plastic Ubiquitous Throughout Global Marine Food Chain

  Once thought to be the world’s most pristine ocean, mussels in Arctic waters were shown to have the highest rates of plastic pollution among all areas tested by the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA). Researchers discovered Norway’s mollusks contained 1.8 bits of microplastic, while the Arctic invertebrates held 4.3.   However, microplastics, any…
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Recycling Industry Implores China To Delay Import Bans

  Though China has filed two statements with the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding intended bans and contamination restrictions, their agenda remains murky, leaving many recycling industry insiders to question the country’s preparedness to implement such sweeping import policies.   While, at first blush, China’s waste import restrictions seem to be inspired by noble causes…
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