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Taiwan recycling-machine makers see gold in green laws

Tough new plastics recycling and environmental laws in Taiwan and mainland China are boosting the fortunes of the island's small but feisty recycling-machine makers.


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Straw bans stir new business as firms leap to PLA replacement

The global movement to ban petroleum-based plastic straws has hit Taiwan's plastics machinery sector.


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Report: Single-use plastic packaging must adapt to survive

Recycling and sustainability are here to stay, and the plastics industry must adapt in order to survive. That outlook is the main take away of "Rethinking single-use plastics," a study just published by market researchers with major financial institution Citi.


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China's thermoformers join forces on environment, training

Hoping to build stronger links to the government and address concerns about plastic pollution, China's thermoforming industry is forming an ambitious new association aimed at boosting recycling and helping companies upgrade.


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Closed Loop and partners team up for Asia marine litter investment firm

Closed Loop Partners, industry and environmental groups are ready to put money into projects to improve waste management in Asia and help reduce marine pollution.


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Vietnam, Malaysia limit plastic scrap imports

Vietnam and Malaysia have enacted further restrictions on imports of plastic scrap, as both countries seek a better handle on the sizable increase in recycled materials in their ports in the wake of China's ban on imported waste.


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Indonesian straw maker expected rejection, but not at such a rapid pace

The leader of an Indonesian plastic straw manufacturer certainly has seen opposition to his products growing, but even he is surprised by the momentum now taking place.


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UN calls bans 'effective strategies' to reduce plastic litter

A new report from the United Nations environmental agency says bans and taxes on single-use disposable plastics can be an effective strategy for combating plastic litter. The report also highlights benefits of polymer materials and says there is a need for cooperation with businesses.


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China scrap plastic imports may drop 95 percent

Scrap plastic imported into China this year will likely plummet from 2017 levels, possibly to less than 5 percent of what it was last year, according to an estimate from a Chinese plastics recycling organization.


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National Sword may create new trade route for plastics beyond China

At China's twice-annual Replas convention, plastics recyclers reflected on the massive global shifts caused by Beijing's National Sword campaign. New limits announced April 19 on imports of post-industrial waste were seen by some as another nail in the coffin for China's once-thriving scrap plastics importing business.


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