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China tightens grip on imports of recycled plastics

Chinese customs authorities are tightening the enforcement of existing regulations regarding the importof recycled plastics pellets. They are said to be imposing penalties of between EUR 65 000 and EUR 650 000 for…

CMRA expects 50% dip in China’s copper scrap imports 

China’s copper scrap imports are expected to drop by half in 2020 compared to the previous year, the China Non-Ferrous…

China extends deadline for premium copper and aluminium scrap

China’s non-ferrous metals recycling body is giving companies until the end of the year to become certified suppliers or importers…

EU and US steel production falls as China’s rises

World crude steel production was 153 million tonnes (Mt) in July, a 2.5% decrease compared to July 2019, according to…

Traders await import guidance as China ban nears

China is developing guidance on standards for imported recycled non-ferrous materials when higher quality thresholds are introduced over the coming…

China’s ban on solid waste imports confirmed

China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment has confirmed that the country will be banning the import of solid waste from…

China and Indonesia ‘show need’ for UK paper mill investment

The UK’s Recycling Association is calling on its government to support investment in UK paper and cardboard recycling infrastructure on…

China warns of new inspections after scrap ban

Exporters have been told that shipments of secondary materials to China after the end of the year will undergo a…

One example of how granules shipments to China dried up

Due to low oil prices and coronavirus, demand for plastics scrap has dropped dramatically and so has the processing and…

China recovery eases global steel headache

The World Steel Association (Worldsteel) has forecast a 6.4% contraction in steel demand this year because of the Covid-19 crisis…

ChinaPlas 2021

Holding for the 34th time this year, CHINAPLAS is well-recognized by the global plastics and rubber industries for its rich…