David Kuhnen, general manager of Recycling Industries in Sacramento, Calif., surveys a pile of scrap paper and other recycled material destined for China on Oct. 20, 2009. China this year has restricted imports of U.S. mixed paper and plastics, which are upsetting recycling markets but creating new opportunities.
David Kuhnen, general manager of Recycling Industries in Sacramento, Calif., surveys a pile of scrap paper and other recycled material destined for China on Oct. 20, 2009. China this year has restricted imports of U.S. mixed paper and plastics, which are upsetting recycling markets but creating new opportunities. Jose Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com
David Kuhnen, general manager of Recycling Industries in Sacramento, Calif., surveys a pile of scrap paper and other recycled material destined for China on Oct. 20, 2009. China this year has restricted imports of U.S. mixed paper and plastics, which are upsetting recycling markets but creating new opportunities. Jose Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com

China’s scrap ban roils U.S. recycling markets, and that could be a good thing

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