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Scrap Paper and Plastic Exports Continue to Decline

April 25, 2019

Via: Waste360

For the fourth consecutive month, U.S. exports of scrap paper and plastic continued to decline in February. U.S. Department of Commerce numbers show that exporters shipped 1.5 million short tons of recovered fiber in February, down from 1.6 million short tons the previous month.

Resource Recycling reports that shipments by U.S. exporters to all countries combined dropped by nearly 90,000 short tons from January, with China decreasing imports from the U.S. by more than 70,000 short tons. In addition, according to data analysis by Resource Recycling, China imported its lowest monthly volume of U.S. recovered fiber since July 2003.

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