Category Archives: Recycling

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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China’s Neighbors Struggle with Plastic Ban

Scrap plastic is overflowing in Asia, including China’s neighboring countries. Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia are beginning to experience the effects of the plastic ban, causing concern amongst several countries. In this week’s blog we present the updates regarding waste imports and exports as well as the new challenges the industry is facing. (more…)
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From Lazy to Lively: U.S. Recyclers Clean Up Scrap

Old ways of thinking in the industry must change to enhance the quality of exported recyclables. The U.S. is changing the way we collect and sort scrap since China added more strict quality standards. This week, Berg Mill Supply Co. discusses the challenges the U.S. continues to face and what is being done to tackle…
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Vietnamese Ports Closed to Scrap Plastic Imports

Due to overcapacity, Vietnamese shipping ports are temporarily not accepting any scrap plastic imports. The terminals have received an influx of the material, partially as a result of China’s import ban. In this week’s blog, Berg Mill addresses the issue and how this has caused major delays at Vietnamese ports.   A Look at the…
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