Category Archives: Market Conditions

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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Chinese Factories Closed For Code Violations May Never Reopen

Chinese factories shutdown around October 1st in observance of The National Golden Week, a holiday implemented by the government of the People’s Republic of China to promote domestic tourism, allow workers to visit relatives in remote rural areas, and improve the country’s standard of living.   Though October’s Golden Week is cause for celebration and…
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