Surprise OCC price drop seen as latest sign China is serious about new trade policy – October 2017

Biderman, like many of his industry association colleagues, has also called for MRF operators to take extra care with the quality of their bales while working to educate Chinese officials about realistic expectations on contamination specifications. Amid all of this discussion there have been some concerns about material potentially getting sent to landfills or waste-to-energy facilities. Prices may be down, but the general consensus is that the U.S. landscape hasn’t reached that point yet.