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By the end of 2019, the prohibition will be extended to stainless steel scraps and non-ferrous scrap excluding aluminium and copper. The announcement from Beijing follows the import ban placed on 24...
The European plastics scrap market remained virtually silent in March without any improvement in prices. Suppliers are constantly searching for better prices but there is no support from the market...
In the first two months of this year, imports of recovered paper shipped to China have gone down by nearly 47% year-on-year. This a big blow for the UK, which had gotten used to exporting some 46% of...
US plastics scrap shipments to China dwindled from 150 630 tonnes in January-February 2017 to 10 476 tonnes in this year’s corresponding period. The three largest export markets for US plastics...
Declines were also recorded for all other grades of recovered paper, including corrugated (-16.6% year on year), pulp substitutes (-60%) and printed news (-43.5%). In revenue terms, China still...
Officially, the Chinese steel industry’s scrap use sky-rocketed more than 64% year on year to 147.9 million tonnes in 2017, prompting a dramatic increase in the proportion of steel scrap used...
Following the decision by US president Donald Trump to introduce tariffs of 25% and 10% on, respectively, steel and aluminium imports, the Chinese government has said it will respond with a 25%...
NSW’s environment minister Gabrielle Upton has announced the availability of the financial support so the region’s councils can offset the costs of kerbside recycling. The ‘...
In the latest BIR world mirror on Latin America, Acosta foresees 'significant changes' to the recycling industry. 'Like water, scrap flows will seek the paths of least resistance,' he says. 'Could...
The UK 'has been trying to locate newer markets since the possibility emerged that China might shut its door', explains Duff & Phelps' managing director Geoff Bouchier. 'In the absence of...
The installed capacity for recycling flexible PE has grown approximately from 1.5 million tonnes per year in 2015 to 2.3 million tonnes per year recently. Giving that Europe has an extrusion capacity...
The new plant will process around 10 to 15 000 tonnes of plastic film every year and provide employment for a crew of 40. It will be constructed at the existing site in Corby, which Beauparc owns...
When fully operational, the state-of-the-art recycling facility will be able to process 200 000 tons of used rubber per year. The new site will sort, rinse and dry tyre fragments, while also...
In the first batch of import licences issued by the Ministry of Environmental Protection on December 26, seven enterprises were approved for a total of 188 601 tons of mixed metals; and in the second...
Next on the list comes the USA with an increase of 4% in its crude steel production last year to 81.64 million tonnes, followed by Russia (+1.3% to an estimated 71.34 million tonnes) and South Korea...
From a 2017 peak of almost 76 000 tonnes in February, volumes slumped to 13 864 tonnes in November - the last month for which figures are currently available. The sharpest decline was from August to...
So far, 'only 9.3 tonnes' of plastic scrap have been approved to enter China this month, states Dr Wong in an email to CSPA members. It is stressed that this is more than a 99% reduction compared...
In the second half of 2016, the company made a profit of RMB 2002.2 million - just over US$ 304 million at the current rate of exchange. This latest profit assessment has been relayed in a statement...
In his New Year message to BIR members, Brunet describes developments in China as 'a real game-changer'. He states: 'My feeling is that there will be no real way back, that our industry has to comply...
Using HM Revenue & Customs' export data along with stats from the National Packaging Waste Database, the company has extrapolated the growth seen in alternative destinations during 2016 and 2017...
The uncertainty surrounding China's policy has led many suppliers to develop their own processing of mixed metals, Chiao points out in the division's latest Mirror publication. Suppliers are also...
According to the Brussels-based world federation, 'carried wastes' should be defined as wastes which are fit only for landfill or incineration. It also argues against using quality thresholds in the...
Flexible packaging makes up more than 21% of the entire packaging industry. Asia counts as the largest market (40%) and growth in the region is projected to be 5% between 2015 and 2020 as compared to...
Output across all 66 nations reporting to the World Steel Association jumped 5.9% from 137.214 million tonnes in October 2016 to 145.254 million tonnes in the corresponding month of 2017. Capacity...
The standards state an adoption date of December 31 this year, with entry into force proposed for March 1 2018. The BIR world recycling organisation and the US Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries...
Speaking at EuRIC’s first European Recycling Conference held recently in Milan, Van de Nes said that, in the short term, ‘we will continue to see disrupted recovered paper markets’ owing to China’s...
Although this information has appeared in the media, ISRI stresses that ‘it cannot be confirmed until the Chinese government issues the final regulation’ and that the timeline for...
‘The good news is that our trade has people of high integrity; they are after long-term contracts and don’t just want to make a quick buck,’ Vora said at the event, organised by...
‘Imports continue to negatively impact the US steel industry,’ underlines Nucor. ‘Through the first nine months of 2017, finished steel imports accounted for an estimated 27% share...
China and Hong Kong together imported 10.2 million tons of plastics scrap in 2016 - but this figure is likely to nosedive next year, he warned. According to a report submitted by Dr Steve Wong,...

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