Why China’s new limits are set to rock the paper industry

Further Chinese restrictions on recycling imports could consign more paper to landfill or incineration, say experts. Conor McGlone investigates

Bales of recycled paper on lorry

Recyclers will need to keep paper moving to avoid breaching storage limits

With the UK recycling industry still scrambling to deal with the ramifications of the Chinese ban on imports of certain waste plastics and unsorted paper on 1 January, new quality controls, due to come into force on 1 March, threaten to rock the industry further still.

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