OCC eases back, metals fall and plastics stable

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Metal grades dropped back last week in the weekly Intelligence report.

Copper dropped by £125 per tonne, while brass and aluminium grades both lost £25 per tonne each.

However, steel grades, including cans, were up considerably in price on the back of more demand.

In the paper market, the spread between OCC and mixed continued to get even tighter, with OCC dropping by a pound and mixed increasing by the same amount.

This meant that the spread between the two was already £6 lower than its historic average.

Plastic grades remained unchanged on last week.

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