Resource Recycling News

Our top stories from August 2017

Details and predictions about China’s import restrictions drew our readers’ attention last month.

The list below shows our top stories published in August in terms of unique page views.

1 | China offers clues on what will (and won’t) be allowed in
Chinese authorities have released more specifics about which materials are likely to be affected by a proposed import ban on recovered materials. The action is expected to be implemented at the end of this year.

2 | Major U.S. fiber consumer says China’s ban could increase quality
The top recycling executive at Pratt Industries views China’s planned imports prohibition as a chance for the U.S. industry to clean up its stream.

3 | Editor’s perspective: An Asian giant pushing global ambitions
China’s upcoming ban appears to be part of a larger effort by the country to play more of a leadership role on the international business stage.

4 | Changes underway and those that are needed in MRFs
Robotics may come to play a large role in the MRF setting during the next decade, driven by their ability to provide high-quality output and raise bale values. But there are other important technology changes afoot in sortation lines, according to a processing expert.

5 | Major haulers still enjoying higher commodity values
Pricing boosts continue to drive recycling revenues for North America’s three largest waste and recycling companies.


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