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Excellent service provided by RW Freight. No problems at all - the shipment was collected and delivered in Finland as advised.

Finland Exports
72606

The service that I received from RW Freight Services when they dealt with my Export to Finland was excellent. There were a few issues our end but RW Freight Services just went along with it and made everything a lot easier. I will certainly be using them again in the future for any other exports I may have.

Export Freight to Finland
74375

I found RW Freight to be very good when bringing in my shipment from China. This was my first import shipment, and I was very happy that RW Freight handled my shipment with great professionalism. I will hopefully have more shipments in the future for which I can use them.

Imports from China
78704

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Plastic waste exports seek new markets


UK recyclers have been searching for alternative markets for waste materials as China has banned further exports to them. Countries in South East Asia have been identified as possible options, including Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam.

AS China has a much larger recycling market than its neighbours, the ability of other countries to absorb the capacity previously provided by China has been seriously called into question. However, the latest figures from HMRC show that this has not dissuaded UK recyclers from exporting their waste to these markets, with exports of plastics to Malaysia tripling. Malaysia has become the single largest destination for UK plastics waste, while exports to Thailand increased by fifty times and those to Taiwan increased by ten times.

Meanwhile, UK exports of plastics waste to China fell by 97 per cent, falling behind France and Italy. Exports to Hong Kong has fallen by 71 per cent. Overall, total plastic waste exports from the UK have fallen from 243 million kilogrammes (kg) in the first quarter of 2017 to 215 million kg in the corresponding quarter of 2018.