Recycling Market Commentary: 4 May 2018

Clearly, the news that the Chinese Government intends to suspend imports of recycled material from the United States for a month, will have a...

Recycling prices and market commentary: 20 October 2023

A fall in the price of the PRN/PERN helped to push down physical plastic packaging grades this week, but there was a...
Mixed plastics

Recycling prices and market commentary: 9 October 2020

It was a nervous recycling market this week as many chose to hold their position, not knowing what next week would bring,...

EU reaches compromise position on proposed ban on waste shipments

The European Union Council and European Parliament have reached a provisional political agreement on shipments of waste. For shipments...
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Ben Richardson on the PRN market: September 2021

After a month off for holiday season in August, everyone is now back to it with the run up to the C...

Recycling prices and market commentary: 6 July 2018

Exporting recycled materials is becoming increasingly challenging as more and more countries refuse to take material, particularly plastics. With China shut to plastics, Thailand and...
China recycling

China planning new recycled material standards as part of circular economy strategy

China's National Development and Reform Commission has said that the country will develop new recycled material standards within its new circular economy...

Lidl owner Schwarz Group snaps up Ferrovial’s waste and recycling services in Spain and...

A subsidiary of Lidl owner Schwarz Group has bought the waste and recycling services of Ferrovial in Spain and Portugal.
Bales of OCC cardboard for recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 28 October 2022

There was a surprise rise for OCC this week, while a rising PRN/PERN helped to push up plastic packaging.
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China highlights legal route for importing recyclate in WTO submission

A submission by China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has noted that there remains a legal method for importing recyclate into...
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