For companies that recycle scrap paper, plastic, and metal commodities, China’s trade barriers continue to pose some obstacles for their recycling efforts. In this week’s blog, we take a closer look at how the trade barriers continue to impact the industry as well as what it could mean for recycling’s future. We also call attention…Read more
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The industry’s loss of its biggest market is causing Seattle’s recycling processor to send hundreds of tons of mixed paper to landfills. Seattle landfills are getting crowded with big bundles of mixed paper packed in every corner. China was the biggest and most prominent market for the mixed paper commodity, but now China’s restrictions have…Read more
This month, new tariffs have been imposed to impact the steel and aluminum industries. The president is seeking a long-term goal to strengthen domestic industries, but industry groups expressed their concerns for the affects this could have on the recycling industry. Though some countries were offered relief, there is still a lingering uncertainty. …Read more
Waste 360 offers a different perspective on what has been named the “recycling crisis” in the industry. China’s new policies and import ban have shaken up the industry, causing tension and worry about the future of recycling. Waste and recycling associations have expressed their frustrations and hopes for a better outcome, but Waste 360…Read more
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