China Scrap Plastics Association joins international recycling bureau

By Nina Ying Sun
Assistant Managing Editor

Published: August 15, 2013 2:26 pm ET
Updated: August 15, 2013 2:27 pm ET

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Topics Sustainability, Recycling

The China Scrap Plastics Association has become a member of the Bureau of International Recycling.

BIR is hoping that CSPA’s membership will boost the BIR Plastics Committee and attract other associations and companies from that sector worldwide, the Brussels-based organization said in a release.

Both Chinese scrap buyers and overseas suppliers have been going through difficult times since China started the Green Fence campaign, CSPA secretary general Jason Wang told Plastics News. “The message is — we need colleagues home and abroad to work together and make sure the plastic recycling business is environmentally friendly and sustainable.”

BIR needs a professional body in China to ensure environmentally sound processing and recycling of plastics, the group said, as well as the development of new markets and outlets for plastics granulates and recyclables in emerging countries where the demand will continue to grow.

CSPA was founded in 2012 in Hong Kong. Its 120 member companies are active in plastic recycling with a total import volume of 3 million tons. Its current executive president Steve Wong also owns Hong Kong-based recycling firm Fukutomi Co. Ltd., which has been a BIR member since 2011.


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