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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…


Cascades wins Orchids assets

Cascades has won the auction to acquire assets of Orchids Paper Products in proceedings before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Cascades said the transaction, which… This content is accessible to…



Indonesia relaxes contamination standards

The Indonesian government said it will adopt ISRI (Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries) standards for imported recovered paper, ISRI said. The decision marks an easing of a previous announcement that… This content is accessible to…


BIR speakers optimistic about paper recycling

Short-term pain should give way to longer-term gain for the paper recycling industry, according to presenters at this week’s convention of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), held in Singapore.… This content is accessible to…


New Orleans will curtail some recycling

New Orleans’ curbside recycling program will continue, but some items, like juice boxes, milk cartons and some plastics will be eliminated from the collection, the city announced today. Recently, Metro Services Group, one of the…


Covington will continue to recycle paper

Earlier this week, the city of Lexington, Ky. announced a suspension of its paper recycling program. About 90 miles away, the city of Covington, Ky. – just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, emphasized today…


Lexington suspends paper recycling

Changes in the global marketplace for recycled materials are forcing the Lexington (Kentucky) Recycle Center to temporarily suspend recycling of paper products, the city announced. Lexington does have a buyer for dry corrugated cardboard, like…