Category Archives: Market Conditions

The Recycling Industry Will Resurface, but When?

Import restrictions and decreased market prices for materials have fueled much anxiety and instability in the recycling industry over the past year. However, the industry can be expected to rebound to a certain degree—although it may take a bit longer than usual. (more…)
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Your Recycling May Not Be Going Where You Think…

Although recycling is often viewed as a noble effort to conserve resources and protect our ecosystems, it has the capacity to be harmful to public health and the environment if done incorrectly. Recycling has been around for thousands of years, but it peaks and declines in conjunction with the costs of materials for production. During…
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Has the Cardboard Recycling Industry Fallen Flat?

Along with plastics and paper products, the demand for imports of old, corrugated cardboard (OCC/Containerboard) from the U.S. has continued to decrease this past year following import policy changes in China and other major buyers. Although the Chinese government has issued imports for more than 5.5 million tons of OCC this year, import permits do…
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