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China’s stainless steel recovery masks wider decline in 2020

The rebounding of China’s economy after the pandemic has ensured the contraction in contraction in global stainless steel consumption last…

China’s scrap drive boost for recyclers

Worldwide demand for ferrous scrap as economies bounce back from the pandemic, coupled with China’s recent willingness to import certain…

Counting down to CHINAPLAS 2021

2020 was an unprecedented year for the world. The plastics and rubber industries have undergone rapid changes, and the downstream…

Chinaplas+ looks to accelerate the recovering Asian market

A US$1 trillion (EUR 850 billion) loss from the pandemic, estimated by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development,…

China not planning on reducing rare earth exports

China’s rare earth metals are being undersold due to ‘vicious competition’ domestically and face low resource utilisation, announced the country’s…

Major fire at China’s leading battery recycling plant

A big fire at a plant belonging to Tesla’s battery supplier Contemporary Amperex Technology (CAT) in China has resulted in…

Remember: China updates scrap import rules

The Chinese government has confirmed import regulations regarding metal scrap as part of its efforts to promote the ‘high-quality development’…

China tightens recycling rules

New regulations in China require waste producers to report their use of single-use plastics and to submit formal recycling plans….

China ends all waste imports

China has confirmed its proposed ban on the imports of all solid waste from the end of the year. A…

Pakistan fills some of the ‘China’ gap, observes Shah

Slight optimism over the shifting global copper and aluminium scrap markets dominated an online session recently hosted by the Bureau…

Paper sector offsets demand to cope with China’s import deadline

Following China’s announcement that it is striving for ‘zero waste imports’ by the end of the year, its annual purchase…