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Signals point to all-out recycled fiber ban in China

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This year, through October, just 9.8 million short tons of recovered fiber have been imported into China. | richard pross/Shutterstock

Recent actions by the Chinese government indicate the country will likely ban imports of OCC and almost all other fiber grades in 2021. Such a move would come in the wake of industry-shaking mixed paper and plastic prohibitions already in place.

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Our top stories from November 2019

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News about recycling-related legislation made the most-read list in November. | Yi Chen Chiang/Shutterstock

Stories about state and federal legislation, recovered material markets and the national recycling rate drew our readers’ attention last month.

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Companies plan to invest $300M in domestic paper recycling

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KDC and Celadon noted that in North America e-commerce trends are driving higher OCC generation in the residential recycling stream. | ja images/Shutterstock

A technology company and investment firm say they will develop two North American facilities processing more than 800,000 tons per year of mixed paper and OCC into recycled pulp and paper.

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Former manager at ECUA charged with theft

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A former MRF manager is accused of stealing over $500,000 in commodity sales revenues. | Billion Photos/Shutterstock

A former MRF employee in Florida was charged with theft and fraud after selling recyclables and allegedly pocketing the money. The situation is one of at least two recent MRF fraud investigations.

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Regulators consider mandatory labeling for MRF hazard

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CalRecycle, headquartered in the green-topped building, gets its authority to regulate battery labels from California’s Dry Cell Battery Management Act of 1993. | Courtesy of CalRecycle.

California officials are considering new labeling requirements concerning lithium-ion battery recycling, as the batteries continue to cause fires at MRFs around the country.

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