Monthly Archives: February 2017

“National Sword”: China Cracks Down on Scrap Plastic Imports

China is continuing their crackdown on foreign waste with a newly announced campaign known as “National Sword 2017”, targeting plastics, industrial waste, electronics, and other household waste materials. The primary named goal is to monitor organized crime such as the smuggling of guns and illegal drugs. The new campaign was launched during a meeting in…
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Global Recyclable Market Trends Favor Suppliers

The focus on the recovered paper (RCP) or scrap paper sector began fall of last year with rising prices of old corrugated container (OCC)- familiar to most as cardboard. OCC price hikes caused a butterfly effect of rising prices across most grades of scrap paper, including old newspaper (ONP) and mixed paper. Here's a general…
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Transforming Waste into Business Assets

Why pay to purchase materials and pay to throw them away when you could turn waste into a new source of revenue? Developing a zero-waste business model, including a recyclables-to market program, is a great way to generate entirely new sources of revenue. Business owners and managers have a couple of good reasons to consider…
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