Association of Oregon Recyclers

05/17/2019 | News release | Archived content

Expanding capacity for residential mixed paper

Several paper mills are expected to open new facilities or expand capacity for residential mixed paper by the end of 2019 into 2021.

Since China's National Sword policy went into effect, Chaz Miller, chair of the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC)-Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA) regional recycling markets committee, has been tracking North American paper mills that have announced capacity increases for recycled fiber in response to China's ban. Alongside Fibre Box Association CEO Dennis Colley, he's compiled a list of 18 mills that are increasing capacity to process paper themselves.