For two years, media outlets around the globe have covered China’s National Sword recyclables import restrictions. Now, China is threatening to wield its trade sword for a different purpose: cutting off rare earth exports to the U.S. In the context …Continue Reading→
Source: China threatens to ax rare earth shipments to U.S. – E-Scrap News
Illegal e-waste recycling practices in Southeast Asia are life-threatening for the men and women who work in these underground scrapyards.
Source: An Inside Look at Southeast Asia’s Illegal Scrapyards | Waste360
The U.S. government is using the power of the federal purse to help boost recycling infrastructure in Asia. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide up to $35 million to help incentivize private industry to put its money …Continue Reading→
Source: Feds to put millions behind overseas recycling loans – Plastics Recycling Update
Moore & Associates offers a new report from NPC Partners on China’s recovered paper policies.
Source: Analysis on China’s recovered paper policies, markets – Recycling Today
This article originally appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of Plastics Recycling Update. Subscribe today for access to all print content. China’s recent import policy changes have disrupted business-as-usual for the recycling industry. Threatened by additional restrictions and tariffs, what is …Continue Reading→
Source: Market development in action – Plastics Recycling Update
CalRecycle research estimates the state will require upward of 12-14 million tons of annual processing capacity to meet upcoming targets.
Source: Survey: California will need dramatic infrastructure expansion to meet organics goals | Waste Dive
In the wake of recent trade announcements from the U.S. and China, recycled paper pulp shipped to China will face additional levies and a North American equipment supplier has predicted major fallout from increased costs. The recent tariff moves by …Continue Reading→
Source: Recycling will likely feel tariff impacts – again – Resource Recycling News
The move this month by 187 governments to alter a global waste treaty will mean further uncertainty for U.S. scrap plastic exports. Major plastics-related changes to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their …Continue Reading→
Source: Basel changes may further disrupt e-plastic movement – E-Scrap News
North American paper mills are opening new facilities and increasing capacity in response to China’s ban on scrap imports.
Source: Expanding capacity for residential mixed paper – Recycling Today
Homeboy Electronics Recycling offers advice on how to work with formerly incarcerated personnel and offer second chances.
Source: Challenges, benefits of hiring ex-cons in recycling – Recycling Today