Container ship under Golden Gate Bridge

China suspends all shipments of recycled materials from the US for one month

As of today (4 May 2018), the Chinese Government has effectively banned all shipments of recycled materials from the United States until 4 June...
Recycled paper pulp

Recycling export report: Paper (February 2019)

Overall, figures from the latest HMRC Data showed that mixed paper was in demand throughout February for most destinations, while OCC and News and Pams saw some...
plastic recycling

Advanced Sustainable Development plans PET plant in North West England

Recycling firm Advanced Sustainable Developments (ASD) has said that it is looking to place a PET plant in Ellesmere Port in the North...

Recyclers may see more material from retailers

Good weather and multiple bank holidays throughout May led to improved retail sales last month.  This could mean that arisings of recyclable material, will have increased over the last...
Recycling market week ahead

Recycling market conditions: looking ahead (23 April 2018)

Exporters look likely to benefit from a lower pound this week, as the value of it against the dollar fell back this morning, and...
paper

Asia Pulp and Paper to build new paper mill in India

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has announced that it is developing a 5 million tonne per annum, greenfield pulp and paper plant...
Vietnam waste

Vietnam looks set to ban import of mixed paper and mixed plastics

A ban on the import of mixed paper and mixed plastics looks set to be imposed by the Vietnamese Government. Following instructions from the Prime...
retail

Retail sales witnessed the biggest decline in sales since 1995

Retail sales saw the biggest decrease in sales on record said the British Retail Consortium (BRC), as May 2019 delivered political and economy...

Maxilead Metals boost its ferrous metal exporting

Lancashire-based scrap metal recycling firm Maxilead Metals has started boosting its ferrous metal exporting on the back of increased international demand.   According to the company, it has sent 11,000 tonnes...

Oil firm Total to double production of recycled PP for automotive sector

Major oil firm Total will increase its production of recycled polypropylene (PP) for the automotive sector to 40,000 tonnes, it has announced.
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