With China’s decision to halt recyclable imports, California is starting to feel the sting in recycling. There are various changes that need to be made, including funding decisions. The impact of China’s decisions is creating restrictions on California in regard to export tonnages. Resource Recycling reports, “In 2016, California’s exports of recyclables amounted to 15…Read more
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Last week, Berg Mill reported on the expansion of the alternative plastic markets and recovered fiber imports experiencing a market shift. Import permits have also been impacted as China has been cracking down on what recyclable waste enters their country. A Decrease for Scrap Importers Last month, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection approved permits…Read more
China recently announced their finalized contamination threshold for scrap plastic and paper imports – 0.5 percent. Though the new waste policy will not go into full effect until March 1st of this year, major shifts in the global scrap trade have already been observed. Countries across the globe, particularly in Southeast Asia, have experienced major…Read more
Earlier this month, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) set the contamination threshold for most waste imports at 0.5 percent, a limit tantamount to an outright ban that jeopardizes the entire $5.2 billion recycling trade between the US and China. At Berg Mill Supply Co., we believe the Chinese government has failed to recognize, or…Read more
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