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Southeast Asia bans e-plastic imports

Following China’s refusal to accept plastic waste from the West, import policies across Southeast Asia are continuing to tighten, making it increasingly difficult to move certain e-scrap materials to international markets. These policy changes have not only greatly affected curbside recycling programs across the United States, but it has taken its toll on certain commodities…

HOBI Southeast Asia Scrap Imports

Import Restrictions on the Rise Throughout Southeast Asia

In the recent months following China‚Äôs latest restrictions on scrap imports, Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam are initiating similar policies as officials try to get a handle on the massive influx in shipments and improper use of permits. A recent article from Resource Recycling highlights the difficulties these countries are…