Scrap market shaken by China’s import regulations

China’s adoption of aggressive restrictions on contaminants in scrap metal imports has sent a shock wave through the international recycling industry, which is now grappling with the feasibility of the new standards - and their potential impact on trade.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) both reported on Thursday January 11 that Chinese officials have confirmed the final regulations for the country’s...


Bradley MacAulay

January 12, 2018

01:50 GMT