The U.S. recycling market disruption from China’s import restrictions has received mainstream media attention since the beginning of 2018. But recently, the issue has engaged a handful of right-leaning opinion writers.
Markets for mixed paper and plastics have been hard hit by China’s import restrictions. Now, a Texas company is working to develop a new domestic one: paper-plastic building panels.
The Chinese government has announced key policies in recent weeks, including a plan to ban all recovered material imports by 2020. In the U.S., Waste Management offered details on the impact of National Sword thus far.