Global Recycling Industry Updates

Global Recycling Industry

At the end of 2017, Waste Management began informing customers about global developments in the recycling industry. In short, China — the largest importer of recyclables in the world — announced it would be imposing stricter quality standards and banning many recyclables as of 1/1/2018, under its new waste policy, known as National Sword, as […]

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Industry Heavyweights Have Their Say on China

Industry Heavyweights Have Their Say on China

At the Waste Management Sustainability Forum on February 1, leaders in the recycling industry weighed in on the impact China’s recycling import regulations and restrictions will have on the industry. Brent Bell, VP of Recycling for Waste Management discussed the need for higher quality materials, increased outreach via social media, and equipment installations and improvements […]

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What is Recycling Contamination?

What is Recycling Contamination?

With the news from China’s new crackdown on recycling, the topic of recycling contamination has popped up. But what is recycling contamination? To put it simply, it’s when unacceptable items are put into recycling containers such as food, liquids, and plastic bags. Many communities have been struggling to keep up with the rising recycling costs […]

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