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…)Read more
Will Recycling Burn Out For Good?
Ever since the industrial revolution and the end of World War II, American consumption has been increasing. Single use plastics, paper products, and glass have become more common, and even clothing has become quickly disposable, entering secondhand stores faster than it can be sold. (more…)Read more
China Seeks Cuts in Recovered Paper Imports as Economy Continues to Decline
In light of China’s wavering economy, buyers of recovered paper (RCP) imports from the U.S. and Europe are pushing for lower prices. Despite the fact that RCP shipments are set to land in China this January, China’s buyers don’t yet have 2019 import permits that would allow them to do so. (more…)Read more
Containerboard Supply and Demand Growth
Though most of the stories making headlines throughout this year have been about decreases in supply or dismal news, the industry is finally starting to see a turnaround with expected containerboard growth. Original presentations and predictions revealed growth through 2020, but the numbers are starting to look even better. Berg Mill reports on the numbers…Read more