China seizes 111,100 tonnes of illegal waste in new Blue Sky crackdown

China's General Administration of Customs has reported that it has captured 111,100 tonnes of illegal waste as part of the second phase...
HDPE bottles recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 16 August 2019

Plastic volatility continues to affect the market, despite the summer slowdown. With the plastic PRN/PERN price all over the...

Australia to ban export of recyclable materials

The Australian Government is planning to ban exports of recycled paper, plastics, glass and tyres. Following a meeting of...
Cardboard OCC

Recycling prices and market commentary: 9 August 2019

Recycled plastic trade into Europe slowed a little this week, but orders were still forthcoming as prices continued to rise.
Packaging manufacturing

Demand from manufacturers looks set to be weak

Demand for recycled materials from the manufacturing sector appears like it will remain poor for the time being. The...
Plastic waste Indonesia

Indonesia planning to require recyclate exporters to register

Recyclate exporters may soon need to register with Indonesian authorities and face a tougher inspection regime. The country's Director...
Hangzhou Customs waste paper

Chinese waste smuggler accomplices told to give themselves up by end of September for...

The Chinese General Administration of Customs has revealed that those who have assisted illegal waste smugglers will be given a reduced sentence...
HDPE bottles recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 2 August 2019

The market for recycled goods was relatively quiet this week now that we are properly into holiday season. However,...
UPM Augsburg

UPM warn of lower paper prices for the rest of the year

Finnish paper manufacturer UPM has said that it expects the price of paper products in US and Europe will be lower in...

Veolia profits helped by higher plastics recycling prices

Global waste management and utilities firm Veolia has announced "strong revenue growth" in its half year earnings statement. Gross...
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