Update # 2 on “National Sword”

To date the impact of the National Sword initiative has been very intense on all parts of Urban Impact’s operations. Example of the specific impacts include: A dramatic downward price correction on all grades of Paper and Plastics. A dramatic slow down in our throughput and production of our processing plants. Increased scrutiny of all inbound deliveries. Active communication to all suppliers on any quality issues observed, loads downgraded and fees associated with quality issues passed to the inbound customer. Increased labour expense to manually sort materials received. Development of new signage for Urban Impact’s collection bins and offered to ...

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Changes in China’s market for recyclables – Update 1

Urban Impact participated in the Chicago Paper Conference from October 11 – 13, 2017.  Industry conferences are always a great place to catch up with suppliers and customers alike.  This yea’s Conference conversations and Agenda were dominated by information about the Chinese Government’s new National Sword. Under the Chinese government’s “National Sword 2017” clampdown, close inspection of imported recyclable materials were put in place. This blog post is Urban Impact’s first update on National Sword. National Sword is the name of the Chinese government’s recent clampdown initiative to clean air, water and land in China.  The Chinese government has targeted waste paper and plastic ...

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