May 2021 State of the Market, from Paul Pirkle, President of Mid America Paper Recycling

Without question, global environmental and trade policies affect the recycling industry. Recovered fiber, often better known as recovered paper and board, is one of the most widely recycled materials in the world. Therefore, decisions made halfway across the globe impact paper and corrugated recovery firms, paper mills and, of course, industrial recyclers. Obviously, this can make things tough for the U.S. recycling industry.

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