Budget 2020

Budget announces £200 per tonne plastic packaging tax

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the plastic packaging tax will be £200 per tonne from April 2022 in the Budget.
Busan Port South Korea

South Korea to introduce full inspection of recycled paper imports and plans PET bottle...

The Ministry of Environment in South Korea has said that it is planning to introduce full inspections of recycled paper imports and...

Just two mills receive small paper quota in latest Chinese issue

A small paper quota was given to just two mills in the latest batch of Chinese import quota announcements.
Bales of OCC cardboard for recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 6 March 2020

The UK recycling market tended to be softening or static on the whole this week with shipping continuing to be a challenge....

Legislation to ban plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds put before Parliament

Plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds will be banned under legislation that has now been presented to Parliament. In...
Mixed plastics

Chemical plastics recycling plant being developed in Italy by Versalis

A chemical plastics recycling plant will be built in Italy to recycle mixed plastic waste. The facility is being...
Vietnam plastics circular economy

Dow, SCG and Unilever to develop Vietnamese plastics circular economy

A plastics circular economy is to be developed in Vietnam by three major companies and the country's government. Dow...

Recycling prices and market commentary: 28 February 2020

Shipping recyclable materials was the key concern for this week's recycling market. While it didn't decimate prices this week...

Recycled plastic export report: December 2019

Please note this report just focuses on the waste polymers of ethylene commodity code (391510), as exports...

Recycled paper export report: December 2019

Exports of OCC to China declined again in December, even lower than the previous record low seen in November, according to the...
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