Massive Shift in the Recycling Industry Means Changes for Our Customers.

Here’s what you need to know…


The Quick Overview:

To put it mildly, the world is experiencing a dramatic disruption of the recycling industry. Why? China, the world’s largest importer and recycler of scrap metals, plastic, and paper, is no longer accepting loads of mixed plastics and mixed paper — as well as requiring less contamination in the recyclables it does accept. However, the issue has big implications closer to home.  It means haulers will begin rejecting and/or imposing steep surcharges on loads it deems too contaminated.

The Details:

We encourage you to review some of the latest new coverage on the topic to stay informed and understand the implications of these developments.

What This Means for You:

Bottom line, the recycling landscape has changed.  The practices that many customers have followed in the past, will not meet the standards of this new reality.  To avoid significant cost increases, customers will need to embrace stricter standards in how they define and execute their recycling efforts.  As your partner, Talismark will be working with each of our customers to evaluate the situation and recommend specific strategies to minimize the impact of this global change.

Over the next two weeks, we will be sending more detailed communications and directing you to useful information and tools via this page.