NWRA Updates Issue Brief on China’s Restrictive Policies Toward Imported Recyclables

NWRA Updated Issue Brief on China’s Policies on Imported Recyclables

Arlington, VA – Today, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) released an issue brief on the continued changing markets for recycling. Since 2017, NWRA has regularly updated its issue brief to reflect China’s changing policies toward imported recyclables and the impact of those policies on the waste and recycling industry.

“As the recycling market continues to change, it is important we continue to offer guidance to our members and interested parties. This issue brief provides an update with the latest information about recycling policies impacting the industry and recommended actions recyclers can take in light of these changes,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.

NWRA frequently publishes issue briefs on topics that affect the waste and recycling industry.


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association