It is a good news to the paper making companies in Fuyang, for the "cleaner" cubes means 0.02 to 0.04 less wastage per unit when using these imported materials to produce paper. If take Fuyang, the city that imports millions of tons of waste paper every year as a whole, the save will be stunning.
Zhejiang Zhengda Holding Group Co., Ltd. , a company that imports 450,000 tons of waste paper each year, is the biggest importer in Fuyang for such a material. Before, the company would use 1.05 to 1.07 tons of raw materials, including waste paper, chemicals and other auxiliary items to produce one ton of paper, and now they use 0.02-0.04 less per unit, according to Qiu Jianping, the person in charge of the company's department of foreign trade affairs. Why use less? Because the foreign substances in the imported waste cubes are less.
In 2013, Customs administrations throughout the country all took part in the national campaign codenamed "Green Fence" to beef up the control efforts and stop the inflow of solid wastes. By the end of November of the year, Hangzhou Customs District had exercised control over 6.54 million tons of solid wastes and seized at the scene 3508.47 tons of those whose import were prohibited by the State. The anti-smuggling bureau had filed for investigation 11 solid waste smuggling cases involving a value of RMB over 490 million.
According to the estimation made by Fuyang Paper Association, paper making companies in Fuyang earned RMB 40 to 65 more on each ton of imported waste paper, due to the lower moisture content and less in the quantity of foreign substance. In this way, "Green Fence" had brought in RMB 70 million more for the local paper making industry( which had imported 1.5 million tons of waste paper) for the first 10 months of the year 2013, according to the Association.