More on China Ban Causing FUD

With all this fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) on the China ban of plastic scrap materials, this topic continues to hit the headlines in the plastic recycling world.  China doesn’t want to continue taking in everyone’s waste. They are taking measures to clean up their environment and would like everyone else in the world to partake in being providers of clean recycling materials.  They recently stated a “0.5% contamination threshold for imports”.  The we shouldn’t be taking the easy solution road of putting waste into landfills as eventually there won’t be anymore land to fill with trash!  In term, we should be promoting recycling to the fullest and take care of the planet we live on and reduce waste.

Details on this topic can be found on the Plastics Recycling Resource How China fallout is shaking recycling in California.


The China ban FUD of plastic scrap materials has lead to a boom in plastic recycling opportunities here in California.  We have been getting more inquiries about plastic recycling technology solutions and businesses are trying to capitalize on this opportunity domestically.



Do you want to jump on the opportunity bandwagon or cheer on on the sidelines and pass up huge demands and opportunities along with making our world a better place live for our future children?





Hirate America has solutions to provide full turn key plastic recycling systems with a combination of Lindner Resource for shredders and wash lines and Next Generation Recycling (NGR) for all-in-one shredder + extruder + pelletizer.



If you have a project that you would like to discuss, feel free to contact us below to schedule a free consultation.


China Ban of Plastic Scrap

Most of you are aware of the whole China ban on imports of certain plastic recyclables after 2017.  The Chinese government is making the changes in order to improve its environment, including air quality and pollution. The Chinese government still has not clarified specifics of what plastics will be banned and what will be accepted.

There’s so much uncertainty and chaos in this market and many recyclers are uncertain of what their company’s future will hold. The uncertainty on whether materials could make it into China created massive market instability.  Many plastic manufacturing companies are having trouble finding buyers for their plastic scrap and are forced to paying recyclers to haul their scrap away.

One of our customers sent containers full of plastic scrap material only to be turned away back to the US and were told that they can only take in plastics that were repelletized.

This in turn causes a domino effect to plastic manufacturing.  If the recyclers are no longer taking plastic scrap material then the manufacturing companies are not stuck holding the ball.

One customer spends over $100,000 USD to get rid of their scarp.

There is a now a big initiatives for companies to seek a solution to this issue rather than sitting around waiting for the import ban to be lifted.

What if these plastic manufacturing companies could turn this scrap into reusable pellets that can be put back into your process?

Hirate America has a solution to provided full turn key recycling systems.

We partner with Lindner Resource for wash lines and shredders that will clean and shred the plastic down to prepare the material for repelletization

Next Generation Recycling (NGR) to take in this cleaned and shredded material to reprocessed pellets.

If you have a project that you would like to discuss, feel free to contact us below to schedule a free consultation.



Happy New Year and hope you enjoyed your holiday!  It’s that time of year again and the entire team of Hirate America (one-stop-shop for injection molding, blow molding, auxiliaries, extrusion and recycling equipment in the plastics industry), will be in booth #3911 at the PLASTEC West 2018 show in Anaheim, CA on February 6-8.

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We hope that you have a chance to stop by our booth and meet the team and see what new products we have for 2018.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Our latest product line brochure, which showcases all the products we represent along with some real case studies can be downloaded on our website Hirate America.   Please let us know and we’ll be happy to send you a hard copy as well.

In the meantime if you have any questions, or need assistance with your application, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’ll be more than happy to provide our expertise.

Again, thank you for considering Hirate America and we look forward to the opportunity of serving you.

If you have a project that you would like to discuss, feel free to contact us below to schedule a free consultation.