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Chinese paper import permits trend lower

Published: February 11, 2020
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Baled fiber stacked for recycling.

So far this year China has approved 3.5 million short tons of recovered fiber for import. | luca pbl/Shutterstock

China recently issued its third round of recovered fiber import permits for 2020, and the volume being allowed in this round is far less than what was approved previously.

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Paper and plastic export numbers take historic dive

Published: February 6, 2020
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U.S. recovered fiber exports fell by roughly 3 million tons from 2018 to 2019. | StockStudio Aerials/Shutterstock

In 2019, recovered fiber exports from the United States experienced their largest year-over-year decline on record. U.S. scrap plastic exports also continued a substantial fall.

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China’s overall paper imports dropped another 39% last year

Published: January 28, 2020
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OCC and other recovered fiber grades are allowed in to China but with strict contamination thresholds. | noomcpk/Shutterstock

China bought less of the world’s recycled fiber in 2019, the second year in a row of major decreases in recycled material imports. And the country’s environmental ministry has reiterated plans for an all-out import ban next year.

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