Border Chemical Import-Export News

Border Center Launches New Resource: Import and Export of Plastic Recyclables and Waste2023-07-05

187 countries decided to significantly restrict international trade in plastic scrap (recyclables) and waste to help address the improper disposal of plastic waste and reduce its leakage into the environment. [ full text ]

EPA Clarifies Regulatory Status of Spent Lithium Batteries2023-06-13

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify how the hazardous waste regulations for universal waste and recycling apply to lithium-ion batteries. The bottom line is that most spent batteries are Hazardous Waste (D001 and D003) and can be recycled as Universal Waste. [ full text ]