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News: Indonesia Seeks to Prevent Waste in Scrap Shipments

The Indonesian government plans to evaluate individuals who conduct preshipment inspections of imported nonhazardous scrap and revise its scrap import policies to prevent waste from being included in such scrap shipments, according to a recent article in the Jakarta Post. Specifically, the government will evaluate the independent inspectors who are responsible for ensuring that nonhazardous scrap […]

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PSI Chapter Supports Study on Recycling-Related Fires

PSI Supports Study on Fires in MRFs, Scrap Plants The PSI Chapter is working with the Environmental Research & Education Foundation on a study about fires at MRFs and scrap recycling facilities as well as in collection vehicles. PSI is a premier sponsor of the project, contributing $2,000 toward the overall study cost of $34,000, […]

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China Will Issue Final Scrap Import Guidelines

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) issued an email Nov. 13, 2017 noting that the Chinese government is expected to release final scrap import guidelines in 2-4 weeks. The email states: “Industry contacts believe the Chinese government will finalize the contaminants thresholds in its Environmental Protection Control standards for scrap (GB 16487) at 1 percent […]

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