Prices of scrap metal firmly on the up while paper and plastics mostly stable

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The main mover according to Intelligence last week was the scrap metal sector.

Copper, aluminium and brass were all up significantly.

Indeed, industrial copper grades were up by around £50 per tonne, aluminium was up by £75 per tonne and brass by £100 per tonne.

The midpoint for aluminium cans also rose by £60 per tonne for March.

In the recycled plastics sector, only film really changed price with 98/2 LDPE up by just £5 per tonne.

Recycled fibre seemed to hit a peak staying stable, although mixed paper was up by £1 per tonne. 

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