Paper Friday 24 November 2017
24 November 2017

China’s minister for environment signals tough stance on imports

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection has this week signalled that it will take a tough line on the new regulations governing the import of “solid waste” into the country under its revised regulations. [caption id="...


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.


17 November 2017

China moves toward 0.5% contamination limit


Further details have emerged of the proposed revised standard for the export of materials to China for recycling, which could now be set at 0.5% allowable levels of contrary material rather than the originally proposed 0.3%. ...

China 9 November 2017

China set to impose 1% limit rather than 0.3%


EXCLUSIVE: Indications are emerging that the revised standard for the export of materials to China for recycling could be set at 1% allowable levels of contrary material rather than the originally proposed 0.3%. China’s Ministry...

31 October 2017

Paper firms positive over market outlook


DS Smith Plc, the largest UK producer of cardboard, today (31 October) issued a trading update which confirmed that prices for new cardboard have risen meaning that the company has managed to pass on increases in the price of waste or ‘...

17 October 2017

Casepak secures recyclables contract with Leicestershire


Leicester-based recycling firm Casepak has been awarded a contract by Leicestershire county council to process up to 64,000 tonnes per annum of dry recyclables. Leicestershire county council put the contract to process the county...

10 October 2017

Recycling of cups and cartons moves forward


Moves to further develop the recycling of coffee cups and cartons were announced today (10 October). On the cups front, a trade group is bringing different companies together to increase cup volumes for collecting. And, on the ...

3 October 2017

Van der Meij joins DS Smith in Germany


DS Smith Recycling has made new appointments on the continent which include former Viridor Resource Management managing director, Herman van der Meij, joining the business in Germany. Mr van der Meij’s ...

29 September 2017

South Cambridgeshire to scrap paper caddies


South Cambridgeshire council has confirmed its plans to stop collecting paper separately from households using caddies from mid-December, in a move to ‘simplify’ the recycling process. From 11 December 2017, the council ...

13 September 2017

Defra hosts China recycling exports meeting


A meeting is being held today (September 14) at the offices of the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs as part of a government bid to find out more about the concerns over export restrictions to China.

7 September 2017

Government ‘looking into implications’ of China restrictions


The UK government is examining the potential impact of measures proposed by China regarding the export of recyclables. The monitoring comes in the wake of tighter controls drafted by China to ensure that recyclables sent there ...

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