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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...

Smurfit Kappa rejects takeover bid from International Paper Company

The largest cardboard box manufacturer in Europe and major purchaser of recovered fibre has rejected a takeover bid from US firm International Paper Company. Smurfit...

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...

Food retail sales grow in February, but non-food struggling

For recyclers looking where retail quality supply of material will come from, the answer is the grocers. Food retailers had a good month in February,...
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Lee & Man annual profits increase by 76%

Profits in 2017 at Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing have increased by 76% on the year before, the company has revealed. The containerboard and tissue...
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Nine Dragons Paper announces record profit

Chinese containerboard manufacturer Nine Dragons Paper has revealed record profits and sales for the six months up to end of December 2017. The group, which...
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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...
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China planning new environmental laws, including on waste

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New tougher environmental laws are being worked on by the Chinese Government. The first annual session of the 13th National People's Congress will have a...
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...
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