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Major fire at China’s leading battery recycling plant

A big fire at a plant belonging to Tesla’s battery supplier Contemporary Amperex Technology (CAT) in China has resulted in…

Remember: China updates scrap import rules

The Chinese government has confirmed import regulations regarding metal scrap as part of its efforts to promote the ‘high-quality development’…

China tightens recycling rules

New regulations in China require waste producers to report their use of single-use plastics and to submit formal recycling plans….

China ends all waste imports

China has confirmed its proposed ban on the imports of all solid waste from the end of the year. A…

Pakistan fills some of the ‘China’ gap, observes Shah

Slight optimism over the shifting global copper and aluminium scrap markets dominated an online session recently hosted by the Bureau…

Paper sector offsets demand to cope with China’s import deadline

Following China’s announcement that it is striving for ‘zero waste imports’ by the end of the year, its annual purchase…

China tightens grip on imports of recycled plastics

Chinese customs authorities are tightening the enforcement of existing regulations regarding the importof recycled plastics pellets. They are said to be imposing penalties of between EUR 65 000 and EUR 650 000 for…

CMRA expects 50% dip in China’s copper scrap imports 

China’s copper scrap imports are expected to drop by half in 2020 compared to the previous year, the China Non-Ferrous…

China extends deadline for premium copper and aluminium scrap

China’s non-ferrous metals recycling body is giving companies until the end of the year to become certified suppliers or importers…

EU and US steel production falls as China’s rises

World crude steel production was 153 million tonnes (Mt) in July, a 2.5% decrease compared to July 2019, according to…

Traders await import guidance as China ban nears

China is developing guidance on standards for imported recycled non-ferrous materials when higher quality thresholds are introduced over the coming…