Category Archives: Market Conditions

Recycling Industry Experiences Decline In On-The-Job Injuries, Though More Work Needed

According to the recently-released United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2016 Workplace Injury and Illness Data report, while overall injury rates for the waste management and remediation sectors are on the decline, material recovery facility (MRF) and landfill workers experienced a higher incidence of on-the-job injuries and work-related illnesses than in 2015.   In…
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Without China, US Companies Stress Quality For Industry Survival

China’s import bans have led to market turmoil both domestically and abroad; though, China shows no signs of backing down, as the government is focused on long-term environmental gains rather than easing short-term economic upheaval. Chinese officials are equally adamant on cutting dependency on foreign commodities.   As the government implements import bans and fails…
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Top takeaways from recent talk on China’s import bans

As China pushes forward with the proposed waste and scrap material import bans, recycling industry insiders in the US speak on unfolding dilemmas, expectations, and long-term strategies with journalists as well as attendees of the recent webinar hosted by the Recycling Partnership.   Here are some of the key takeaways both waste processors and generators…
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The Case Against China’s Escalating Import Bans

While the original bans laid out in China’s notification to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on July 18th puts 18 percent of US to China waste and scrap exports by volume at risk (about $532 million worth), a complete ban, as drafted by China’s State Council, would jeopardize the entire $5.2 billion trade between the…
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