plastic

Recycling export report: plastics (September 2018)

Please note this report just focuses on the waste polymers of ethylene commodity code (391510), as exports of other plastics are relatively small in volume     Exports...
Recycled paper pulp

Recycling export report: paper (September 2018)

Overall, figures from the latest HMRC export data show that countries either sharply increased or decreased the amount they purchased of OCC, mixed paper and news & pams throughout September.     OCC...
ship

Recycling prices and market commentary: 9 November 2018

The PRN price continued to dominate again this week, with odd data from the National Packaging Waste Database causing confusion. When the monthly data for...
packaging

Smurfit Kappa Group acquire paper mills in Serbia

Packaging manufacturer Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) has acquired Fabrika Hartije d.o.o. Beograd (FHB) paper mill and Avala Ada d.o.o Beograd corrugated plant in Belgrade from Kappa Star Group.  The acquisition will expand...
cardboard

Recycling prices and market commentary: 2 November 2018

PRN and PERN prices have gone crazy this week as the recycling market took in the full impact of the recently published Q3 data. As...
cargo ship

UK manufacturing slows sharply, while US improves at a faster pace

UK:   Conditions in the UK’s manufacturing sector slowed sharply in October due to new order inflows decreasing for the first time since July 2016.  Companies linked this...
Plastic

Malaysia issue permanent ban on import of plastic waste

Malaysia has issued a permanent ban on the import of plastic waste according to its Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.  The Minister also said that...
Bales of OCC cardboard for recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 26 October 2018

PRNs and PERNs remained the topic of conversation in the recycling market this week. Following the Guardian's publication of a story on alleged recycling fraud last week,...
Lee and Man

Lee and Man Paper expand into Malaysia

Hong Kong paper maker Lee and Man Paper has announced that it is opening a new HK$5.1- billion production plant in Malaysia as it...
black plastic

Recycling prices and market commentary: 19 October 2018

The recycling markets are gripped by uncertainty as Asian markets in many materials appear to have shut down for the rest of the year. Some...
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