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7 February 2018

Chinese controls impacting across the globe

China’s strict waste paper quality controls are having a dramatic impact around the world, was the message at the Cycle Link International conference held in Shanghai from February 1-3 . [caption id="attachment_121834" align="...


With the latest news and past articles about waste paper or paper for recycling. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items.


Cycle Link anniversary 9 February 2018

China experts explain paper market changes


With UK prices for used cardboard and mixed paper tumbling this month (February 2018), an international conference in Shanghai, China heard details of a fall in the volume of recycled or waste paper (RCP) used in the country in 2017.

internal China 7 February 2018

Cycle Link event hears from EA and exporters


A range of topics were discussed at the Cycle Link International conference held in Shanghai including the consequences of the control measures in China for local authorities and exporters. This second report continues ...

2 February 2018

ACN highlights need for quality in recycling export markets


Other countries will follow China’s lead on restricting imports of recycled material if quality standards are not met, one industry expert has warned. The warning came from, Wade Schuetzeberg, executive director, European region...

1 February 2018

EfW route ‘likely’ for low quality paper


Restrictions on exports of waste to China could see mixed-paper, which would have previously been exported for recycling, burnt in energy recovery facilities in the UK, a leading industry figure has warned. The claim was made by ...

31 January 2018

MPs hear concerns over China waste exports


UK recovered paper and card exporters have taken steps to meet tougher quality requirements from Chinese buyers, but have seen a substantial drop in demand for material, MPs heard yesterday (30 January). The claim came from a ...

25 January 2018

Pressure building in mixed paper and plastics markets


Pressure is starting to build in the waste paper sector as the New Year restrictions on the export of mixed papers to China starts to bite, with some experts predicting mixed papers are about to “hit a brick wall”. On the ...

10 January 2018

TGM wins approval for Surrey paper centre


TGM Environmental has won permission to set up a paper and recycling centre on green belt land in Normandy, Surrey, after the plans were passed by Surrey county council’s planning committee. The waste paper and cardboard ...

9 January 2018

Dutch police raid recycling business


Dutch police have raided the premises of a paper recycling business in Oosterhout, about 30 miles south east of Rotterdam. In a statement, Dutch police said that on Monday evening (8 January) three men were arrested after a drug ...

9 January 2018

Plastics exports rise to non-China destinations


Exporters of plastic waste for recycling have stepped up the volumes sent from the UK to Turkey, Taiwan, Vietnam and Malaysia, Michael Gove, Secretary of State for the Environment, has told Parliament. And, Mr Gove has also ...

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