What is the advantage of imported waste paper? Zero import of external waste is about to be implemented, is the domestic waste paper recycling industry ready?

Recently, the solid waste Center released the list of the tenth batch of import restriction applications recommended for approval in 2020, a total of Nine Dragons Paper (Hebei) Co., Ltd., Nine Dragons Paper (Shenyang) Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Jinlong Renewable Resources Technology Co., Ltd., Jiangmen Xinghui Paper Co., Ltd., with a total approved total of 56650 tons of waste paper.

Waste paper is also of great use.

For the paper industry, in addition to using wood pulp as the main raw material, waste paper can also be used as a raw material. On the one hand, waste paper is a recyclable resource, and the recycling of waste paper has always been an economical and environment-friendly growth mode advocated by various countries; on the other hand, due to the long wood growth cycle, the use of wood pulp papermaking will increase the cost and affect the competitiveness of products.

In the past ten years, countries all over the world have attached great importance to the utilization of waste paper resources, and the recovery rate and utilization rate of waste paper have increased year by year. In China, some enterprises also use waste paper as the main raw material and import a large amount of waste paper from abroad every year for production and processing.

According to the data, China imported about 30.07 million tons of waste paper in 2012 and 29.236 million tons in 2013. Since 2017, China has begun to restrict the import of foreign waste. China’s import quota of foreign waste has declined year by year, from 28 million tons in 2017 to 6 million tons this year. Although the amount of imported waste paper is declining, as a raw material for papermaking, the imported waste paper has become an important raw material for papermaking in China.

What are the advantages of imported waste paper?

Public data show that in 2019, China consumed a total of 96.09 million tons of paper pulp, 54.43 million tons of waste paper pulp, accounting for 57% of the total pulp consumption, and 24.09 million tons of imported waste paper pulp. The consumption of imported waste paper pulp accounts for 25% of the total pulp consumption. What is so good about imported pulp, which accounts for nearly 40% of the total?

In this regard, industry insiders told reporters that compared with domestic waste paper, the wood fiber content of the imported waste paper is higher than that of domestic waste paper. Due to the mixed raw materials of papermaking in our country, the wood fiber composition of waste paper is low, so it is difficult to be used to produce high-grade paper and paperboard. Moreover, because China’s waste material recycling system is not perfect and there are many waste paper acquisition links, the price of domestic waste paper is not much different from that of imported waste paper. for enterprises, the imported waste paper has become a high-quality raw material.

In addition, the imported waste paper not only has a high content of wood fiber, but also has a very clear standard for waste paper recycling, which is sorted and sorted according to varieties, and the purchase and sale are carried out according to the standard.

Improve the utilization rate of waste paper as soon as possible.

Starting in 2021, China will completely ban the import of solid waste, and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment will no longer accept applications for the import of solid waste. This also means that the import of waste paper will be completely banned by 2021, and the market demand for domestic waste paper will also be greatly increased.

The amount of waste paper recycling has increased rapidly in recent years. In 2019, the amount of waste paper recycled in China was 52.44 million tons, an increase of 5.64 percent over the same period last year. With the increase of recycling volume, the recovery rate of waste paper is also gradually improved. The recovery rate of waste paper in China was 43.8% in 2010 and increased to 49% in 2019. Industry insiders say that the recovery rate of waste paper in many developed countries is more than 80%, while the recovery rate of waste paper in China is far lower than the world average. In order to reduce the dependence on imported waste paper, we must improve China’s waste paper recycling system as soon as possible and improve the quality of the domestic waste paper.

In this regard, industry insiders suggest that domestic waste paper recycling industry norms should be established as soon as possible. China puts forward requirements from the aspects of land, environmental protection, safety, production, technological process, and quality management, so as to provide a basis for local government industry management, support powerful enterprises to become bigger and stronger and improve the concentration of the industry. in the critical period of the policy adjustment of imported waste paper, we can ensure the effective supply of domestic waste paper and stabilize the price of the domestic waste paper market.

Source: consumption Daily

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