European Commission treats waste shipments as essential service

Waste shipments between European Union single market members should be considered an essential service during the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission has...
Paul Chan Financial Secretary Hong Kong

Hong Kong Government provides coronavirus recycling subsidy

A recycling subsidy has been launched by the Hong Kong Government to help its recycling sector deal with the coronavirus situation.

Recycling prices and market commentary: 27 March 2020

The international recycling market is grappling with how to deal with the coronavirus situation and how different nations are responding.

Recycled plastic export report: January 2020

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

Recycled paper export report: January 2020

Indian imports of UK recovered paper were the highest ever recorded in January 2020, according to the latest HMRC export data.

Recycling prices and market commentary: 20 March 2020

While most recycling markets saw dramatic price falls this week, that wasn't the case for OCC which actually increased in price.
Lee & Man chairman Wenjun Li

Chinese paper mill groups Nine Dragons and Lee & Man returning to normal production

Two of China's main paper mill groups are understood to be ramping back up to normal production levels following the coronavirus shutdown...
PET flake

Recycling prices and market commentary: 13 March 2020

Like everything else, coronavirus and its implications is dominating conversations in the recycling market. It is the uncertainty that...
Circular Economy Action Plan

EU proposes to take action on exports of waste to non-EU countries

As part of its Circular Economy Action Plan, the European Union has proposed to take action on exports of waste to non-EU...
Busan Port South Korea

South Korea to introduce full inspection of recycled paper imports and plans PET bottle...

The Ministry of Environment in South Korea has said that it is planning to introduce full inspections of recycled paper imports and...
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