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Was it a mistake or a loophole in revising the EU waste export regulations? Will EU temporary stop exports?

Last week of October, The European Recycling Federation (EuRIC) announced a draft of revision to the Annex of Regulation No. 1418/2007 on the export of solid waste from the EU. This new EU regulation No. 2021/1840 defined that the export of solid waste raw materials, including waste paper, to non-OECD member countries is prohibited. Exports …

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Trends Transforming of Waste Management Industry in 2021

Photo by Volodymyr Hryshchenko on Unsplash “Solid Waste tends to be evolutionary, not revolutionary, this year, however, there is nothing like a pandemic to shake up our thinking.” Michael E. Hoffman, Greenwich associate award winning and MD of Env Svcs & Waste at Stifel Financial Corp notes.   Michael E. Hoffman, Copyright © 2021 Stifel …

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South Korea to phase out industrial waste imports in 2030

South Korea plans to restrict or phase out its imports of 10 kinds of industrial waste to increase the recycling of domestic waste. The ministry said the importation of half of the 10 waste items, including plastic waste, mixed waste paper and coal ash, will be banned between 2022 and 2023. According to the ministry’s …

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COVID-19 could not stop Asians readers but pushing to “Omni Channel”

On the day the bookstores had to shut down because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Of course, writers, readers, publishers and bookstores are worried that the book industry will survive and can go on or not in this situation. photo via https://www.sarakadeelite.com In Japan, the estimated sales amount of paper books and magazines (excluding electronic publishing) …

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Corrugators and Packaging box makers facing “Never before cost shock”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce (in the middle) went to the area of Port Authority of Thailand, photo by Ministry of Commerce The corrugated paper box industry is facing a crisis as prices of ocean freights have skyrocketed up to 3 or even 10 times compared to the 1st half of this year, …

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Is Vietnam going to Stop importing MIX in End of 2021?

Photo by IISD/ENB | Kiara Worth According to the new regulation of Vietnam related to the 14th Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (COP14) held last year and was resolved to amend the Convention Annex to add waste plastics to the treaty’s new regulations. Along with an article of Pantech plastic recycling company …

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Top 3 Thailand’s most wanted waste paper

 Since 2019, Thailand became a Popular logistics point in South-East Asia yet challenge to towards “21th-Century Global Logistics and Trading Hub of ASEAN”. Of which, Thailand government has signed with China in participating “One Belt and One Road” strategy to expand its investments via “Silk Road Economic Belt” and the “Maritime Silk Road” starting from …

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Get to know Thailand’s Scrap and waste recycling market

First, Scrap or Waste in Thailand can be divided into 4 categories. No.1    Municipal solid waste (daily consumable waste), started to BAN for importing the municipal solid waste since Jan 2020. No.2    Plastic waste, It can be imported to recycle or re-producing into plastic pellets in order to supply to manufacturer again, this is under …

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