Category Archives: Recycling

RCP Import Block Causes Commotion in Supply Chain

The Chinese government announced they are blocking recovered paper (RCP) imports from the United States. This has caused chaos across Asian markets, as it has negatively impacted the supply chain and continues to affect trade relationships. This week, Berg Mill highlights the halt and how the U.S. RCP import block is affecting the supply chain.…
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Is Recycling’s Future Headed Toward the Trash?

For companies that recycle scrap paper, plastic, and metal commodities, China’s trade barriers continue to pose some obstacles for their recycling efforts. In this week’s blog, we take a closer look at how the trade barriers continue to impact the industry as well as what it could mean for recycling’s future. We also call attention…
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China’s Restrictions Cause Seattle to Dump in Landfills

The industry’s loss of its biggest market is causing Seattle’s recycling processor to send hundreds of tons of mixed paper to landfills. Seattle landfills are getting crowded with big bundles of mixed paper packed in every corner. China was the biggest and most prominent market for the mixed paper commodity, but now China’s restrictions have…
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Steel and Aluminum Tariff Impacts to Affect Recycling Industry

  This month, new tariffs have been imposed to impact the steel and aluminum industries. The president is seeking a long-term goal to strengthen domestic industries, but industry groups expressed their concerns for the affects this could have on the recycling industry. Though some countries were offered relief, there is still a lingering uncertainty.  …
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