Category Archives: Recycling

Tariffs Taking a Toll on Recycling

There is no doubt that 2018 has been a challenging year for recycling companies, as Asian markets, new policies, and burdensome tariffs have created a lasting uncertainty in the industry. North America has struggled throughout this time and the shift has forced us to begin considering other solutions to protect recycling’s future. While we try…
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What Overseas Options are Left?

As promised, restrictions are coming from other countries, such as Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam. The U.S. continues to consider other avenues that are left, as overseas options are becoming scarce. This week, Berg Mill provides market updates regarding Thailand’s scrap ban, Taiwan’s import regulations, and Vietnam declining to issue permits. (more…)
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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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