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China vows to further slash imports while approving permits

Published: July 14, 2020
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From January through May 2020, China imported 1.9 million short tons of recovered fiber from the U.S.. | Avigator Fortuner/Shutterstock

The Chinese government continues to indicate it will eliminate “solid waste” imports, restating the plan during a recent press conference. At the same time, the country has approved additional shipments of recovered paper.

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Another major shipping line ends scrap service to China

Published: July 7, 2020
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Hapag-Lloyd announced that it will not accept “solid waste” cargo that would arrive in China after Sept. 1. | Solarisys/Shutterstock

Shipping company Hapag-Lloyd announced it will stop taking recycled fiber and other scrap material loads to China this year, citing the country’s recent law that referenced an all-out “solid waste” import ban in the near future.

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Recycled pulp mill planned in Northeast US

Published: June 30, 2020
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Once operational, the Empire Recycled Fiber mill will produce 440,000 tons per year of recycled paper pulp. | Luis M. Seco/Shutterstock

A $125 million recycled paper pulp mill in Pennsylvania will source more than 500,000 tons per year of mixed paper and OCC. The facility will ship its product to China.

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Plastic industry’s $1B waste effort begins to outline projects

Published: May 27, 2020
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The Alliance to End Plastic Waste announced earlier this month it would be supporting a female-led plastics recycling plant in Ghana. | Courtesy of ASASE Foundation.

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste is currently working to implement more than a dozen initiatives worldwide. The group’s leader recently explained key details, as well as how COVID-19 has impacted progress.

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China moves closer to complete import ban

Published: May 5, 2020
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For now, the world’s most populous country continues to approve import licenses for recovered fiber. | peresanz/Shutterstock

China last week enshrined in law its intent to eliminate “solid waste” imports. Even so, the government continues to approve more imports of recovered fiber.

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Ocean plastics venture announces first investments

Published: April 28, 2020
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Circulate Capital announced $6 million in funding to recycling companies to prevent marine debris. | Igor Batenev/Shutterstock

Circulate Capital invested $6 million in plastics recycling companies in India and Indonesia, the brand-backed firm’s first outlay designed to prevent marine plastics.

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China moves to relax recycled paper tariffs

Published: March 3, 2020
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With newly announced process, Chinese importers can apply for tariff exemptions beginning this week. | Sumrit Tesrumphun/Shutterstock

The Chinese government will consider exempting tariffs on OCC and other recovered fiber on a company-by-company basis. Meanwhile, a tariff on U.S. recycled paper pulp shipments into China has been lifted for one year.

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Fiber end users continue to evolve with export markets

Published: March 3, 2020
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During recent earnings calls, a number of fiber company executives touched on pricing trends they are seeing around OCC and other grades.

One major U.S. mill operator is actively shipping recycled paper pulp to China, and another is installing equipment to bring in lower grades of paper feedstock. Those were a few takeaways from recent earnings calls from publicly traded paper firms.

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