Recovered plastic, including material from end-of-life electronics, has largely stopped flowing from the U.S. into India, which until recently has been among the top importers of scrap plastics.
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.
As they look to attract more multinational clients, processors have realized they need to expand their footprints. A U.S. company’s recent move shows how strategic partnerships can fit into that international equation.