Tag Archives: China

Is China’s scrap import ban the end of recycling?

Late last year, the mainstream media picked up on something that had already been causing sleepless nights for many in the North American recycling industry: China’s ban on certain types of scrap materials it imports. This wasn’t something totally new; China had already launched intensive inspections of incoming loads of scrap materials as part of its Green Fence crackdown in […]

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July 31 – Has China killed recycling? Are my efforts still worth it?

Recyclables piling up in warehouses on the West Coast. Container ships of materials suspended mid-journey across the Pacific Ocean. Do China’s increasingly stringent environmental standards spell the death of U.S. recycling? At our July meeting, we’ll get good answers to these big messy questions from iSpring Associates’ Samantha Wittchen. In today’s economically uncertain recycling climate, Sam will break down for us […]

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