May Offers Full Events Calendar in China

Metals, plastics and paper recyclers can consider events in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing.

May 2, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Conferences & Events Legislation & Regulations

Recyclers in China or traders doing business there will have several opportunities to attend industry gatherings in that nation in May.

ChinaReplas 2013, organized by the China Scrap Plastics Association and Beijing Guojiajiye Info. Co. Ltd., is May 17-19 at the HJ Grand Hotel in Guangzhou. The show’s organizers say the conference program will address several topics of vital concern to plastics recyclers in China and around the world, including changes that can be anticipated in China’s plastic scrap market in 2013. More information about the event can be found at or by e-mailing

The Sixth International Metal Recycling Conference 2013 is at Le Meridien hotel in Chongqing May 19-21. The event, organized by the Metallurgical Council of CCPIT, is supported by several other Chinese recycling associations. Scheduled speakers include Zhu Jimin, executive vice chairman of the China Iron & Steel Association; Wang Zhenwu of the China Association of Metalscrap Utilization; and Robert Stein of Alter Trading Corp. and the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) Nonferrous Division. More information can be obtained at

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) is holding its 2013 World Recycling Convention at the Pudong Shangri-La Hotel in Shanghai May 26-29. BIR Committee and Division meetings will cover a wide spectrum of secondary commodities, including ferrous, nonferrous, stainless steel and special alloy metals; paper; plastic; rubber; textiles; and electrical and electronic scrap. The BIR brings together more than 1,000 industry professionals from throughout the world to its spring convention. More information can be obtained at

The China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association’s Recycling Metal Branch (CMRA) also is hosting a spring event in and around Shanghai, May 27-29. After the event closes, the CMRA is offering a tour to international delegates to visit scrap recycling and metals production facilities in the Zhejiang, China, area, from May 29 to June 1. Companies to be visited include those in the Taizhou Metal Reproduction Base (34 tenants), the Ningbo Recycling Resources Processing Park (73 tenants), Yuyao China Nonferrous Metals City plus Ningbo Shimao Copper Co. (a 230,000 tons per year copper producer). Those seeking more information about the Spring Conference or the post-conference tour can contact Joanne Liu or Anna Yu at or +86-10-8229-8684 or +86-137-0115-7181.

Collectors, traders and consumers of scrap paper also will gather in Shanghai for Paper Recycling Conference Asia, May 30-31 at the Hongta Hotel in Shanghai. Co-organizers the Recycling Today Media Group, China TAPI and SmithersPira say the conference represents an ideal opportunity for packers, merchants and brokers to obtain on-the-scene insight into emerging issues such as the “Green Fence” initiative of China’s customs agencies. Speakers include Ross Li of papermaker Lee & Man; Yoshimitsu Tanaka of Japanese papermaker Kaneko; and Joris de Caluwe, managing director of Dutch recovered fiber trading firm CIPARO. More information, including the full schedule and how to register, can be found at