China – A consortium of more than 50 Chinese plastics recycling companies has been established in Beijing and hopes to support development of the country’s plastics industry.
The China Scrap Plastics Association (CSPA) wants to act as a catalyst for innovation by setting up a communication platform for the industry and the Chinese government. It is determined to resolve issues currently curbing the potential of the scrap plastics industry, and has pledged to invest in initiatives to increase use of recycled plastics as a less harmful resource than virgin material.
The CSPA’s formal launch is scheduled to take place during the 8th China Plastics Recycling Exhibition & Conference, taking place in Beijing on 6-7 November. The organisation says it has already provided specialist views on several relevant ‘hot topics’ such as waste plastics pollution in Ganyu and improved access conditions for imported scrap plastics in light of current problems concerning smuggled material.