Paper and plastic exports drop again in 2020

Recovered paper shipments from the U.S. to China slowed immensely as 2020 drew to a close, newly released figures show. Meanwhile, scrap plastic exports decreased during the year, but shipments to certain countries grew sharply.

The U.S. Census Bureau (part of the U.S. Department of Commerce) on Feb. 5 released trade data for December 2020, allowing for a full-year analysis of recovered commodity exports.

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