Category Archives: News Brief

Updates and developing stories in our industry or industries we interact with.

Will Disruptions in China’s Scrap Paper Market Impact US Exports?

Though the Cheng Loong Corporation, the largest recycled containerboard producer in Taiwan, is permanently halting production at its recycled containerboard mill in Pudong, Shanghai, China by the end of this year, they plan to invest $1 billion to build a Ben Cat facility housing numerous board machines with the ability to handle 1 million tons…
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The Auctioning of Plastic Scrap in Hong Kong

Sea containers loaded with plastic scrap from all over the world are not able to enter the People’s Republic of China due to the National Sword inspection regiment. These 5,000 sea containers are currently located in Hong Kong, where they may be auctioned off. They are hoping to auction off these containers to potential buyers…
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Material Recovery Facilities are Being Affected by the Annual Cost of Glass

The high annual cost of glass recycling is having an impact on material recovery facilities. There is an annual net cost of $150 million for material recovery facilities as well as their municipal partners to move recovered glass downstream. To ensure the viability of processing facilities and programs, significant industry-wide efforts are necessary. It is…
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New Information Regarding China’s National Sword Campaign

The Reform Enforcement Taskforce of China’s Central Government had their 34th meeting which was held by President Xi. During the meeting, they reviewed and approved the program regarding “Prohibition on import of selected solid waste imports management.” The meeting was held to focus on the conditions of the state. The Reform Enforcement Taskforce wants to…
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