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      China’s Import Ban of Recyclable Plastic Materials Generated Trade Surplus

      In January 2018, China banned the import of recyclable plastics and other materials, which defined in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) are broadly classified as waste, parings and scrap of plastics. In 2018, China's imports of recyclable plastics (HTS 391510, 391520, 391530, and 391590) decreased to 51,605 tons from 5.8 million tons in 2017. A year after the ban, China's imports decreased further to 924 tons—a 98.2% decline.
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      US-UK Free Trade Deal Will Benefit Plastics Trade

      While a free trade agreement between the US and the UK will benefit both countries, how important is the UK as a US plastics trade partner?
    • Future Leaders

      Enhancing Your Plastics Industry Career Through FLiP

      PLASTICS and the Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP) Committee are devoted to supporting and encouraging the next generation of plastics leaders who will play a crucial role in the innovation, technology and the future of the plastics industry. FLiP’s mission is to provide young professionals in the plastics industry the exposure, education, and resources they need to build a lifelong career in plastics. Want to join? Email flip@plasticsindustry.org.
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      The U.S. Plastics Industry in 2020 in Seven Charts

      As we count down to the close of the year, the U.S. plastics industry's performance in 2020 can be summarized in seven charts. While these charts are not all-inclusive, they provide an overview of the industry's performance this year against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.
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      Plastics Industry CapEx Increased in Recent Years. Will it Continue?

      Business investment spending on nonresidential structures, such as factories or warehouses, equipment, and intellectual property, are referred to as capital expenditures or CapEx. Businesses spend to acquire, improve, or maintain such long-term assets to sustain and enhance efficiency or capacity. The rise and fall of business investment go hand in hand with the businesses' confidence in economic growth. CapEx in the U.S. nonfinancial sector moves with shifts in manufacturing confidence.
    • Future Leaders

      A Message From Jon Smalling: FLiP’s Incoming Vice Chair

      PLASTICS and the Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP) Committee are devoted to supporting and encouraging the next generation of plastics leaders who will play a crucial role in the innovation, technology and the future of the plastics industry. FLiP’s mission is to provide young professionals in the plastics industry the exposure, education, and resources they need to build a lifelong career in plastics. Want to join? Email flip@plasticsindustry.org.
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