Category Archives: News Brief

Updates and developing stories in our industry or industries we interact with.

Exporting Pollution and Smuggling Scrap

A two-week investigation of Malaysian imports revealed that U.S. shipments of scrap plastic may be getting into the country despite rigid import regulations designed to keep them out. (more…)
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China Proposes New Import Bans

Last month officially marked a year after China announced their mixed paper import ban. Recyclers have struggled to make progress during this difficult time, and it is about to get even more challenging with China’s most recent announcements. Berg Mill reports the industry updates and how this has affected trade flow. (more…)
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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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New California Labor Laws Affecting The Recycling Industry In 2018

With the New Year just around the corner, businesses across all sectors, including the recycling industry, should be aware of the changes in California’s labor laws slated for 2018. Here are the new employment laws California companies can expect in 2018:   Assembly Bill No. 168: Bans Inquiries into Applicant’s Salary History   AB 168…
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