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Recycling export report: paper (January 2018)

The latest export data is of particular interest as it represents the first month under which the Chinese ban of mixed paper was enforced. And...
Recycling market week ahead

Market conditions – looking ahead (12 March 2018)

As we head towards spring, the momentum in terms of prices seems to be towards steady as she goes rather than anything dramatic. At the...

Secondary Markets Commentary – 9 March 2018

Material is moving, but market continues to be in winter with no signs of spring emerging as yet It has to be said that the...

Food retail sales grow in February, but non-food struggling

For recyclers looking where retail quality supply of material will come from, the answer is the grocers. Food retailers had a good month in February,...
Recycling market week ahead

Market conditions – looking ahead (5 March 2018)

Now that the weather across the UK is improving, we should expect more of a return towards normal this week. The heavy snow and strong...

Secondary Markets Commentary – 2 March 2018

The optimism from the end of last week that this might be an improving week for the recycling market was smothered by a layer...

Export trends March to May

This guide looks at past exports from UK to worldwide destinations. OCC* May On the surface, the average amount of exports over the last three years looks...
Paper mill

Manufacturing remained strong in February, apart from China

The latest set of purchasing managers' indices showed that global manufacturing looked good in most major zones, apart from China. In China, the official PMI...
Recycling market week ahead

Market Conditions – looking ahead (26 February 2018)

This week may bring slightly better conditions than we have seen in recent weeks. In the paper market, Chinese buyers are expected to return to...
Plastic bottle bales PET

Secondary Markets Commentary – 23 February 2018

There was a little more optimism in the market this week for those trading packaging plastics. But it was a much tougher market for those in...
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IDR
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