Articles by Ken McEntee

Wastepaper tariffs to rise to 30 percent

By Ken McEntee China will increase its U.S. recovered paper import by 5 percent, to 30 percent, on December 15, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). ISRI… This content is accessible to…


Indonesia pushes 0.5 percent prohibitive limit

By Ken McEntee The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has reported that the Indonesian government has directed pre-shipment inspection companies to inspect recycled paper and other commodities for a… This content is accessible to…




U.S. rail traffic down from a year ago

U.S. weekly rail traffic during the week ending August 17 was down 5.2 percent compared to the same time last year, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said. Last week,… This content is accessible to…




The Market: High supply keeps OCC prices down

Ken McEntee Recovered paper traders during the last two weeks of July reported improved export orders for old corrugated containers (OCC), with modestly improved prices on both the East and… This content is accessible to…


Republic Services increases recycling revenue

A new, service-based recycling model has helped Republic Services to increase second quarter 2019 recycling revenue by 6 percent compared to the same time last year, despite lower commodity prices,… This content is accessible to…


Waste Management concedes loss for recycling

After showing an $11 million first quarter profit in its recycling business, and projecting recycling to remain a “tailwind” for the year, Waste Management is now expecting a loss in… This content is accessible to…