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China turns its focus to domestic plastic waste

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China will ban the sale of plastic bags in certain areas, stepping up to a complete ban nationwide by 2025. | olesea vetrila/Shutterstock

After shaking up the U.S. recycling sector with an import ban on post-consumer plastics, the Chinese government is taking aim at its own plastic waste generation.

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Plastics-to-fuel facility to take in e-plastics

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The development of a new domestic e-plastics outlet comes at a time of market turbulence for the low-value materials. | KPixMining/Shutterstock

An Indiana plastics processing operation will consume roughly 40 million pounds of plastic from e-scrap and other products annually. Brightmark Energy plans to start up the facility in mid-2020.

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Plastics collectors continue to feel market pain

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Waste Management, which collected and sold nearly 700 million pounds of scrap plastics last year, experience a 27% year-over-year drop in third-quarter recycling revenues.  | rblfmr/Shutterstock

Depressed commodity markets continue to slash recycling revenues for the companies that collect, sort and sell curbside plastics. Continue Reading

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Exports tumble and ‘ungodly demand’ boosts HDPE prices

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Scrap plastic exports fell to their lowest level in recent history, but domestic markets continue to be hungry for recycled resin, particularly natural HDPE. | BEST BACKGROUNDS/Shutterstock

Overseas appetite for post-consumer scrap plastic dwindled in the third quarter. But on the domestic side, the value of recovered natural HDPE has skyrocketed and RPET demand remains strong. Continue Reading

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