RR Conference: Will China's Green Fence change recycling in North America?
When President Xi Jinping of China told custom inspectors in February to enforce a five-year-old importation law, his decision created huge levels of concern throughout the recycling world. Operation Green Fence has resulted in inspectors refusing to allow some loads of paper, plastics and metals from Europe and the U.S. to enter the country because they contained high levels of contamination. Some containers were sent back to the supplier, at a great expense. What has been the effect of increased diligence by customs officials? Can MRFs comply with these new standards? Is this good or bad for recycling? Resource Recycling's editorial team has focused on this issue over the past months, and Jerry Powell will report some new and intriguing findings.
The 2013 Resource Recycling Conference will be held August 27-28 at the Marriott Louisville Downtown in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, including information on booking a hotel room, session topics, or exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.rrconference.com or click on the banner below.