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China’s secondhand business is booming

Used goods, from apparel to appliances, have finally lost their stigma. It’s a big market. China’s consumers have grown increasingly…

Plastics industry aims to comply with China’s dual carbon targets

China has embarked on a road towards a dual carbon target where it commits to reach its carbon peak by…

Chinaplas 2022

Steel demand picks up after Covid – except in China

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) believes that demand for steel this year will grow by 4.5%, a significant rise on…

China steel production eases

Production of crude steel globally rose 3.3% in July, year-on-year, according to the World Steel Association (worldsteel). The July total…

China has 320 shredders

After seven decades and 144 physical events, the 145th convention of the Bureau of International Recycling from 31 May until…

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…