According to The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), the recycling rate of imported waste plastics in China will be greatly decreased after China announced big changes in the quality control placed on imported materials in July which is expected to be less than half of the normal level.
The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) is the only global recycling industry association and it represents 70 different countries. Its members are world leaders in the supply of raw materials and a key pillar for sustainable economic development, which says that China’s ban has had a dramatic impact on pricing.
According to statistics, in 2016, plastic waste imports in China were about 10.2 million tons, but by 2018 this figure will fall. The total will drop 30 percent to 40 percent and overseas suppliers will find alternative ways to deal with about 6 million to 7 million tons of plastic waste.
It is estimated that there are more than 8,000 tons of plastic materials that are used every year in China, while 21 million tons are recycled locally and 7 million tons of waste plastics are imported. The data shows that the local recycling rate is only about 30%, so improving the waste plastic recycling is very important.
So far, the waste plastics are mainly from packaging such as household foam packaging, Styrofoam food containers and disposable plastic bags.
The waste plastic recycling machines are used to recycle waste plastic by companies with large scale. Additionally, the rate of waste plastic recycling can be greatly increased.
GREENMAX recycling machine from INTCO is an American brand, which produces EPS recycling machines by themself such as Styrofoam densifier, polystyrene compactor as well as EPS compactor. For instance, GREENMAX APOLO Series can reduce the volume of Styrofoam waste up to 50:1; the waste foam can be crushed and compacted into EPS blocks by the compacting system of the machine, the EPS blocks are also a kind of valuable material, why do i say that? Because it can be reused to make frame products or be sold. You see, recycling waste plastic with the advanced technology can make huge profit.
The recycling rate of waste plastics in China will be greatly improved with the help of GREENMAX. Let’s get recycling now.