The Hut Group recycle:me

The Hut Group encouraging customers to return cosmetic packaging for recycling

Major online retailer The Hut Group (THG) has launched a recycling scheme for cosmetic packaging for its customers. The...
Bales of OCC cardboard for recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 15 November 2019

Depressing prices for OCC and mixed paper is the key story this week in the recycling marketplace. Both grades...
Bales of OCC cardboard for recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 6 March 2020

The UK recycling market tended to be softening or static on the whole this week with shipping continuing to be a challenge....
Cardboard OCC

Recycling prices and market commentary: 12 March 2021

There is a heatwave occurring in the paper market at the moment, with OCC especially hot. It also seems...
Spanish packaging company Europac makes shelf ready packaging

DS Smith plan to buy Spanish paper packaging company

FTSE-100 packaging company DS Smith has revealed plans to buy Spanish rival Europac at a cost of almost £1.7 million. Europac is currently a 42%...
Bales of OCC cardboard for recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 26 March 2021

It was a mixed week for the recycling industry with some prices up and some down. As we hurtle...
pet

Recycling prices and market commentary: 2 April 2021

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The week leading up to Easter and the long weekend brought huge price increases for metals, largely stable plastics, and an uncertain...

Smurfit Kappa rejects takeover bid from International Paper Company

The largest cardboard box manufacturer in Europe and major purchaser of recovered fibre has rejected a takeover bid from US firm International Paper Company. Smurfit...

LyondellBasell and SUEZ finalise recycled plastic facility joint venture

A 50/50 joint venture between Dutch plastics and chemicals company LyondellBasell and French recycling and waste firm SUEZ to create Quality Circular Polymers (QCP)...
bales

Recycling prices and market commentary: 20 March 2020

While most recycling markets saw dramatic price falls this week, that wasn't the case for OCC which actually increased in price.
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