| China’s proposed import restrictions on lower grades of recovered fibre will require major investments by suppliers in quality control processes and technology, according to Andreas Uriel.

Aluminium recycling in India has a great future

| India’s demand for secondary aluminium will increase by 8-10% per year, mainly boosted by the country’s rapidly-growing automotive industry, according to Akshay Agarwal.
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Textiles recycling: Rising pressure on India’s recyclers

| India’s textiles recycling sector employs more than one million people and, each year, turns over around US$ 2 billion in processing some 5 million tonnes of material
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Uncertainties persist despite improved market conditions

| India ranks as the world’s number one importer and consumer of stainless steel scrap not only because of the amount of stainless steel produced in India (it is second only to China) but also because of the very high proportion of scrap to primary use in its production mix, it was underlined at the latest meeting of the BIR Stainless Steel & Special Alloys Committee.

Exporters catch “pneumonia” over China import ban

| The plastics recycling industry had become “insanely dependent” on China and so its recently-announced import ban has left suppliers in other parts of the world not so much with a cold but rather with “pneumonia”, argued BIR Plastics Committee Chairman Surendra Borad Patawari of Gemini Corporation at its latest meeting, held in New Delhi.

Electronics recycling in China

| One of the main topics at Electronics & Cars Recycling WRF 2017 conference in Macau (China) will be the import restrictions currently imposed by the Chinese government. Beijing apparently plans to extend these restrictions to include e-waste.

Paper remains a recycling leader

| Every two years the EPRC rewards the most innovative paper recycling projects from across the continent with the prestigious European Paper Recycling Award.