Category Archives: Recycling

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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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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