China's ban prompts US recycling investment

China's ban on imports of recycled material is pushing more U.S. companies to invest in new recycling capacity.

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APR: China ban part of 'tsunami' of pressure for more recycled-content plastic

China's proposed ban on scrap plastic imports could be part of a "tsunami" of increasing pressure on companies to use more recycled content in their products, according to the head of a U.S. plastics recycling association.

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China's plastics recyclers look overseas amid government crackdown

China's ongoing crackdown on recycling companies and its mid-July announcement it will ban imported scrap plastic is likely to shift investment in plastic recycling to other countries.

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ISRI urges China to revise plastic scrap import ban

One of the largest recycling trade groups in the United States wants China to revise its proposed ban on imported recycled scrap, saying it would significantly disrupt trade and do little to meet Beijing's goal of protecting the environment.

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Procter & Gamble backs new technology for recycling polypropylene

One of the largest consumer products companies is helping launch a plastics recycling plant near Ironton, Ohio, that promises to change the face of polypropylene recovery. Procter & Gamble Co. is licensing its patented PP recycling approach to a company called PureCycle Technologies.

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China plastic scrap ban reactions range from 'devastating' to an opportunity

China's July 18 announcement that it will ban imports of scrap plastics and other "foreign garbage" recyclables by the end of the year was met with quick criticism from global recycling groups, who described the move as "devastating" and "catastrophic."

But others in the industry saw potential positives.

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ISRI: China ban on scrap could start with plastics

A U.S. recycling trade association is raising new concerns about rumors that China may put in place either a ban or severe restrictions on imported recycled materials, with plastics possibly being the first target.

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'Grim outlook' for China's plastics recyclers

Dongguan, China -- China's scrap plastics recyclers are on edge as Beijing cracks down on smuggling, dodgy dealers and imported bales of even slightly contaminated waste.
The aggressive push is having ripple effects in the United States, the world's biggest exporter of scrap plastics.

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XSProject recycles plastic pouches to help trash pickers in Indonesia

When Karen McDaniels worked for 3M Co. in Indonesia, she would see the same man rooting through her trash every day. Little did she know that this would change her life as she works to help change the lives of so many others.

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China's recycling crackdown gets high profile; impact still unclear

National Sword 2017, the name for China's latest effort to crackdown on problem imports of recycled plastics, won't be an issue for those who play by the rules, says one recycler close to the action.

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