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Demand for Corrugated: Could Growing Reach of China Create European Waste Mountains?

Monday, May 6, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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In what looks like an unintended consequence, China’s recent ban on importing rubbish for recycling looks set to have an impact on the European corrugated waste market. That’s the view of NOA, which specialises in market research into the paper packaging sector.

The decision taken by the Chinese authorities at the start of January 2018 appears to have set off a chain of events which, if followed to the logical conclusion, will see a drop in demand for OCC – old corrugated containers – in Europe and could, says NOA, lead to 'European waste mountains'.

Neil Osment, Managing Director of NOA, says he sees a direct correlation between China stopping taking recycling from Europe, Chinese investment in US papermills and, longer term, a predicted drop in demand for European OCC.

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