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E-scrap plastics are causing ‘widespread contamination’ of toxic substances

There is ‘mounting evidence’ suggesting that ‘inefficient’ recycling of discarded electronics has enabled toxic chemicals to enter new products. The…

Recovered paper: China’s contamination ceiling ‘difficult to achieve’

Asia – Export volumes to China have been ‘hugely affected’ by the country’s decision to ban imports of mixed paper…

China to step back from 0.3% contamination threshold for imports?

Asia – The Chinese government is expected to issue final scrap import guidelines towards the end of November or in…

TRA calls on China to rethink bale contamination change

Asia – The Recycling Association (TRA) of the UK has urged the Chinese authorities to reconsider their proposal to reduce…

‘Growing impatience’ among paper mills over contamination

United Kingdom – ‘The increasing use of comingled collection has contributed to confusion because it encourages the idea that ”anything…

Cobalt-60 contamination worry for India’s scrap dealers

Archiv – India | One person has died and a further seven have been severely affected by exposure to radioactive…

Cobalt-60 contamination worry for India’s scrap dealers

India – One person has died and a further seven have been severely affected by exposure to radioactive cobalt-60 contained…

Redwave QXR-G tackles glass contamination

Archiv – The glass industry is confronted by the challenge of rising and potentially damaging impurity levels in the recycled…

NAPCOR concerned about PLA contamination in PET waste

Archiv – The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) in The United States has refuted the premise that polylactic…

Indonesia rejects eight ‘dirty’ containers from Australia

Indonesia is returning 210 tonnes of waste to Australia. Local authorities in Jakarta and Surabaya say the material is ‘too…

US proposes multi-billion recycling strategy

The US Congress has approved a new bill securing US$ 37 billion (EUR 33 billion) in funding in 2020 to…