Plastic bottle bales PET

Recycling Market Commentary and Prices: 25 May 2018

This week saw some upwards movement in the price of certain recyclable plastics grades, and a slight cooling of OCC. PET, HDPE and LDPE all...

Irish waste company Panda introduces new charges for customers due to China ban

One of the major waste management companies in Ireland has said that it will start charging customers for collecting their recycling. This is because the...

New recycling plant will process multilayer food films

German company APK is planning to open a new recycling plant to reprocess multilayer  food films into granulate. The company says the end product...
Cargo ship

New study finds that 111m metric tonnes of plastic waste will be displaced following...

Scientists from the University of Georgia (UGA) have calculated that about 111 million metric tonnes of plastic waste is going to be displaced up to 2030 due to the...

Spectra Packaging launch post-consumer recycled plastic bottles with 10% minimum content

Spectra Packaging has announced the launch of post-consumer recycled (PCR10) plastic bottles as part of the company’s environmental initiatives.   These new products will see the company add a minimum of 10% PRC material,...
US tariffs on waste paper

New US tariffs on waste paper and plastics

A new set of tariffs has been announced by the United States on Chinese goods including on waste paper and plastics. If approved, these could...
Bales of OCC cardboard for recycling

Annual paper production has decreased while plastics remain stable

According to the office of national statistics big manufacturers of paper and paperboard have seen a 50.2% decrease in their sales since 2008 with...
Vietnam recycling meeting

Vietnam to introduce new laws on recycling imports

The Government of Vietnam has begun a process that will lead to new laws and regulations developed on the import of recycled materials. A high-level...

Recycling export report: plastic (February 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...
ND Paper

Recycling prices and market commentary: 29 March 2019

After a few quiet weeks, there was a lot going on in the recycling market this week with China and Indonesia causing...
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