China phased in import restrictions on scrap paper and plastics in January last year. Photo: AP

China’s ban on scrap imports revitalises US recycling industry

  • US paper mills are expanding capacity to take advantage of a glut of cheap waste materials
  • Some facilities that previously exported plastic or metal to China have retooled so they can process it themselves
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China phased in import restrictions on scrap paper and plastics in January last year. Photo: AP
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