China recycling

Export of recyclate can boost developing nations as part of circular economy

A World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) document has suggested that export of recycled materials can...
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Ben Richardson on the PRN market: January 2021

The start of 2021 has been edged with much concern with Brexit, Covid, Basel Convention and general changes in localised laws, around...

European Commission treats waste shipments as essential service

Waste shipments between European Union single market members should be considered an essential service during the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission has...

Recycling prices and market commentary: 3 February 2023

It was another week of waiting to see as the market doesn't seem to want to start 2023, even though we are...

Environment Agency admits it doesn’t provide documentary guidance to waste inspectors

The Environment Agency has said it doesn't have any documentary guidance for inspectors looking for illegal waste. In a...
Aluminium can recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 27 July 2018

Uncertainty is the key word that keeps coming up when you talk to anyone in the recycling market at present. Fear of a complete China...
Bales of OCC cardboard for recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 14 August 2020

There was some heat in the paper/cardboard sector, and some fears about the plastic PRN/PERN for those trading plastic packaging this week.

Recycling prices and market commentary: 13 July 2018

Uncertainty continues to dominate the thoughts of those in the sector, with recycling prices remaining volatile. Paper grades were up a little for some and...
Bales of OCC cardboard for recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 24 April 2020

It is quite a strange recycling sector at the moment as it comes to grips with what coronavirus means for it.

BIR shares concerns over potential EU recycled material export blanket ban

Global trade association BIR has backed EuRIC's call on the EU not to enforce a blanket ban on waste shipments.
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