News

Date:
4 May 2018
Country:
China United States of America
Title:
China halts all US scrap imports for 1 month in surprise move.
Publication:
WasteDive
Reporter:
Rosengren, Cole.
Description:

This is the latest, and perhaps most direct, escalation in China's crackdown on the scrap trade since its initial ban of 24 select categories in July 2017. In the months since, the country's new 0.5% contamination standard for all materials, and ban on mixed paper and plastics, has roiled recycling markets around the world. Multiple U.S. states continue to feel the effects and the industry's largest companies have begun talking about ways to change their business models as a result.

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