This would appear to disadvantage biodegradable beverage containers. Why not just tax the non-recycled portions instead of establishing a minimum, using the tax proceeds to buy recycling scrap?
We are still at stage three.
That article was previously archived: http://archive.is/rzzhg
Snipped from Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-06/californi...
> One big problem, he says, is mixed paper — newsprint, magazines, junk mail. China no longer wants it. So it’s being sold to smaller markets in India, Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries. The issue is compounded because, unlike with Chinese vessels, there are fewer ships making round trips from Southeast Asia to California.
> “A year ago,” Potashner says, “we were getting $100 a ton for newsprint. Now we’re getting an average $5…. Revenue has fallen off the cliff.”
The GDPR only applies to foreign companies if "it is apparent that the controller or processor envisages offering services to data subjects in one or more Member States in the Union." (Recital 23). Blocking the whole EU makes it hard to argue that they do so.
I can’t imagine the LA Times has enough subscribers nor advertisers in the EU to make establishing a compliance regime worth it. They may be respecting users’ privacy. But complying with the spirit of a law and each of a union’s twenty-eight national regulators are night and day.
That said, everyone I know in China and the Middle East has a VPN.