New plastic waste recycling facility in Perthshire

£3m funding for new Scottish plastic recycling plant

Project Beacon, said to be a ‘ground-breaking new plastics recycling partnership… with the potential to recycle all plastics in Scotland and beyond’ has received...
Plastic recycling company RPC Group

RPC Group reports record profits

Plastics company RPC Group has posted record profits following a period of European consolidation and wider global acquisitions. Revenues grew by 36 per cent to £3.75...
Spanish packaging company Europac makes shelf ready packaging

DS Smith plan to buy Spanish paper packaging company

FTSE-100 packaging company DS Smith has revealed plans to buy Spanish rival Europac at a cost of almost £1.7 million. Europac is currently a 42%...
Container ship under Golden Gate Bridge

Shipping of recyclable materials resumes from US to China

CCIC North America has confirmed that the temporary ban on shipping recyclable materials from the United States to China has now ended. In a letter...
Shri CK Mishra, Secretary, MoEFCC and Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI, at an event at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi.

Indian Government gets serious about plastic waste

The Indian Government, working with The Energy and Resources Institute, has announced three new waste management and resource efficiency initiatives, with a specific focus...

Indonesia imposes 100% inspections on recycled paper imports – and other recyclables too?

A 100% inspection regime has been placed on containers shipping recycled paper into Indonesia. The rules were implemented on 1 April, but have only come...

Recycling Market Commentary and Prices: 1 June 2018

There has been a lot going on this week that could fundamentally affect the UK recycling market. For a start, there was the announcement that...

UK and Chinese manufacturing improves, Europe weakens a little

Demand for recycled materials from manufacturers looks set to remain relatively stable, if current manufacturing conditions continue. In the UK, the manufacturing outlook improved slightly...
China recycling inspections ports that solid waste

Chinese customs imposes 100% inspections on recyclable materials

An announcement by China's General Administration of Customs appears to show that 100% inspections will be required on permitted export of recyclable materials. Currently, CCIC...
Nine Dragons Paper mill

Chinese paper recycler Nine Dragons to buy two American paper mills

A deal has been agreed that will see Chinese paper recycler Nine Dragons buy US firm The Target Company and its two paper mills. Nine...
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