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China Nonferrous Recycling Conference Focuses on the Future of Recycling in China

The China Nonferrous Metals Association Recycling Metal Branch (CMRA) held its annual convention from November 8-9 in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.

The theme was “New Start, New Progress and New Development,” with a focus on how the Chinese recycling industry is adapting to “new challenges to the industrial development” at a time when One Belt One Road and Made in China 2025 “are advancing in depth.” A number of senior officials from the Chinese Government spoke about China’s overall green growth and their support for the development of recycling capacity within China, including: Deputy Director of the Resource Saving and Environmental Protection Department of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ms. Ma Rong; Deputy Party Secretary of the China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Center, Ms. Shi Qingmin; the General Administration of Customs (GAC) Deputy Director of Operations Mr. Di Lianzhu; and the Minmetals Institute for Economic Research Association Dean Mr. Zhou Feng.

ISRI Senior Director for Government Relations & International Affairs Adina Renee Adler attended the conference and spoke about the U.S. recycling industry’s adaptation to the new market conditions and future trends in recycling capacity and technology. ISRI member Uni-all’s David Chiao gave remarks on behalf of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) in his role as Nonferrous Division President in which he focused mainly on the effects of China’s import policies and the U.S.-China trade war on the global industry. Representatives from the Middle East and Japan were also invited to give their views along with a range of Chinese processors and consumers who discussed industry trends.

Please contact Adina Renee Adler with any questions.

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