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China’s Restrictions Cause Seattle to Dump in Landfills

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…
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Steel and Aluminum Tariff Impacts to Affect Recycling Industry

  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.  …
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The Recycling Crisis: Can We Point the Finger at China?

  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…
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Responses to China’s Contamination Standards

The industry has been anxious about China’s decisions ever since they announced their rejection of solid waste last year along with new contamination standards. China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) finalized their contamination standard last month at an unmoved 0.5 percent. The National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA), the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI),…
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