Category Archives: News Brief

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

China Proposes New Import Bans

Last month officially marked a year after China announced their mixed paper import ban. Recyclers have struggled to make progress during this difficult time, and it is about to get even more challenging with China’s most recent announcements. Berg Mill reports the industry updates and how this has affected trade flow. (more…)
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California’s Passion for Recycling No Longer Making an Impact

Environmentally-conscious Californians may have good intentions when they actively recycle, but unfortunately, their efforts have become futile. Not all passionate recyclers are aware of where their recyclables are really headed. This week, we discuss the hardships the industry continues to face and where recyclables are actually going. (more…)
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New California Labor Laws Affecting The Recycling Industry In 2018

With the New Year just around the corner, businesses across all sectors, including the recycling industry, should be aware of the changes in California’s labor laws slated for 2018. Here are the new employment laws California companies can expect in 2018:   Assembly Bill No. 168: Bans Inquiries into Applicant’s Salary History   AB 168…
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China’s material bans affect some materials more than others

China makes rumors official, notifies WTO of solid waste imports ban In the latter half of July, China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of their proposed solid waste imports ban, citing environmental and human health and safety concerns as the primary reasons for the material embargo. According to the WTO filing, the prohibition will…
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