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US scrap exports blighted by Chinese restrictions

China’s policy on scrap imports continues to hit US exports of both ferrous and non-ferrous grades. The latest quarterly data…

Plastic waste joins ‘amber’ export restrictions

A tightening of the rules for plastic waste exports has been agreed at the 14th Meeting of the Conference of…

BAN reveals ‘frighting’ numbers after tracking European e-scrap exports

There are ‘holes’ in Europe’s circular economy, says the Basel Action Network after conducting a two-year long study on illegal…

US ferrous scrap exports to Turkey grow amid market tensions

The volume of US material among all Turkish ferrous scrap imports was 20.3% in August, up from the average of…

UK waste exports pivotal for European waste markets

Exports of waste from the UK to continental Europe in recent years have soared. The additional volumes have been a…

US copper scrap exports to China shrink by 40%

US scrap shipments to mainland China declined by more than three million tonnes to around 4.8 million tonnes during the…

Contrasting fortunes for US aluminium and copper scrap exports

US aluminium scrap exports actually increased in the first quarter of 2018 despite a reduction in shipments to China. Total…

CCIC North America suspension to ‘severely impact’ exports to China

Global: In a surprise move adding to recent trade sanctions, the Chinese government has suspended with immediate effect the inspection…

UK mixed paper exports slide 13%-plus in early 2018

Global – Compared to January-February 2017, mixed paper exports from the UK tumbled 13.1% in the first two months of…

Jan-Feb 2018: revenues from US recovered fibre exports dip 7.5%

Global – As a result of China’s new import regime, the country slashed its purchases of US mixed/unsorted paper by…

Steep fall in US exports of mixed paper and plastics scrap

United States – Following the implementation of China’s new import restrictions, there has been a dramatic fall-off in volumes of…