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China launches Blue Sky 2018 to inspect waste imports

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A new programme of inspections of waste imports has been launched by Chinese customs authorities. Blue Sky 2018 will run from March to December and...

China to completely ban imports of foreign waste

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has said that the country will completely ban imports of foreign waste. In his speech to the opening of the 13th National...

Malaysian plastic recycler reports handling 28% more material after China ban

The ban on imports of plastics to China has led to one Malaysian recycling company handling 28% more material. In an interview with the Xinhua news...
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European flexible PE recycling capacity has grown by 800,000 tonnes since 2015

The installed capacity for recycling polyethylene (PE) in Europe has increased by 800,000 tonnes since 2015. According to trade body Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), the...
Recycling market week ahead

Market conditions – looking ahead (5 March 2018)

Now that the weather across the UK is improving, we should expect more of a return towards normal this week. The heavy snow and strong...

Secondary Markets Commentary – 2 March 2018

The optimism from the end of last week that this might be an improving week for the recycling market was smothered by a layer...
Recycling market week ahead

Market Conditions – looking ahead (26 February 2018)

This week may bring slightly better conditions than we have seen in recent weeks. In the paper market, Chinese buyers are expected to return to...
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Secondary Markets Commentary – 23 February 2018

There was a little more optimism in the market this week for those trading packaging plastics. But it was a much tougher market for those in...

Shipping lines could lose 5 million teu from China recyclate ban

Research from Drewry Maritime Advisers has suggested that the ban on certain recyclable materials by China could cost shipping lines up to 4-5 million...

Export report: plastics (Dec 17)

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Please note this report just focuses on the waste polymers of ethylene commodity code (391510), as exports of other plastics are relatively small in...
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