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BIR disappointed by China’s confirmed impurity limits

global – Quoting local sources, the BIR world recycling organisation has informed members that China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP)…

Industry concern as China confirms new thresholds for contaminants

Asia – China has officially notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intention to adopt the GB 16487 Environmental…

Chiao: Check prior to shipping non-ferrous scrap to China

Asia – With the import permit renewals procedure having been put on hold by China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, BIR…

‘Toii will be a milestone’ in connecting recycling machinery

Germany – Machinery and technology provider ThyssenKrupp has launched a digital platform that connects machines to each other in order…

BHS mill turns ASR fines into profit stream for Finnish firm

Finland – A rotor impact mill supplied by Germany’s BHS-Sonthofen has helped a Finnish recycler convert ‘previously unusable’ automotive shredder…

Reverberations from China’s National Sword continue to widen

Global – Although the World Trade Organization has confirmed notification of China’s plans to ban imports of certain recyclables such…

Chinese import ban would have ‘devastating’ impact

Asia – The BIR world recycling organisation has expressed ‘serious concerns’ over China’s intended import ban on several scrap materials…

Harsco in US$ 35 million deal with Egypt’s Ezz Steel

Egypt – Harsco Corp. has signed a multi-year contract worth more than US$ 35 million with Ezz Steel of Egypt,…

Buyers for Scholz’s Stockach aluminium recycling business

Germany – Germany’€™s Scholz Group has continued the process of streamlining its portfolio by selling its aluminium recycling business ScholzAlu…

AQSIQ confirms lower Chinese imports in 2013

Asia – The volume of imported secondary raw materials passing through China’s inspection and quarantine agencies amounted to just over…

China reveals illegal waste activity

China – In the first quarter of 2014, Chinese customs officials are said to have investigated 20 cases of solid…