Recycled paper export report: August 2020

OCC and news & pam exports increased in August, but mixed paper exports were down, according to the latest HMRC data.
China customs officials Hangzhou

China issues surprise batch of paper import quota

A surprise batch of paper import quota has been issued by the Chinese Government. In an announcement made yesterday,...
Thailand Environment Minister Warawut Silpa-archa

Thailand may allow plastic imports for up to two more years ahead of eventual...

Thailand's Minister of Natural Resources and Environment has said that the country will look to ban imports of plastics for recycling within...

Optimism at BIR despite current “perfect storm” for plastics recycling

Last week, the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) held its World Recycling Convention Week virtually. This is the report Glimmers of brighter...
Bales of OCC cardboard for recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 16 October 2020

There is potentially a bit of heat emerging in the recovered fibre sector this week, but that could easily be balanced out...

Indonesian Government postpones recycled import registration rules until January

The Indonesian Government has published an update to its regulations that will allow imports of recycled materials to continue under current rules...
Ranjit Baxi J&H Sales

China ban beneficial to fibre recycling sector, BIR convention told

The ban on imports of recovered paper and cardboard has been beneficial to the fibre recycling sector, this week's virtual Bureau of...
BIR Plastics Report

Plastic recycling is under-used warns Bureau of International Recycling

Global recycling trade organisation Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has said that plastic recycling is an under-used waste management solution.
Ben Richardson Valpak

Ben Richardson on the PRN market

In this new feature, each month, Valpak director of procurement Ben Richardson will share his analysis of the PRN/PERN market.
SUEZ and Loop Industries Infinite Loop

Financial report accuses Loop Industries of not having viable recycling tech. Loop says claims...

Financial research and short selling company Hindenburg Research has accused plastics chemical recycler Loop Industries of being a "smoke and mirrors" operation...
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