A joint-venture plastics recovery facility in Maryland will end operations in the coming days, citing challenges in the post-consumer plastics industry and pointing to a need to upgrade its equipment.
Pricing boosts continue to drive recycling revenues for North America’s three largest haulers. Meanwhile, company executives say they don’t expect China’s announced ban on certain scrap imports to inflict too much financial pain.
A group that leverages corporate dollars to improve municipal recycling has backed a Pennsylvania glass aggregate manufacturer, part of an effort to bolster buyers of curbside recyclables.
Chinese authorities have announced the country will prohibit some grades of recovered paper and plastic from being imported by the end of 2017. One U.S. group said that action would have a “devastating impact” on the wider recycling sector.