BIR Plastics Report

Plastic recycling is under-used warns Bureau of International Recycling

Global recycling trade organisation Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has said that plastic recycling is an under-used waste management solution.
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Recycling prices and market commentary: 6 September 2019

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Many recycling grades saw a price increase this week as people returned to work after holiday season. Plastic grades...
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Recycling prices and market commentary: 15 March 2019

Trading recycled commodities has again been quiet this week. It is a tough time out there with supply and...
Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Environment Minister Henryk Kowalczyk

Poland to ban municipal waste imports

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The Polish Government has announced its intention to ban municipal waste imports. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced new legislation on waste management as a result of...
Latvia Why Recycle illegal plastic waste

Latvia to return illegal plastic waste to various UK companies

Latvia's State Environmental Service (SES) has said that it will repatriate illegal plastic waste imports that were sent by various UK recycling...
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New study finds that 111m metric tonnes of plastic waste will be displaced following...

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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...
Plastic Energy INEOS

US packaging firm Sealed Air invests in UK chemical recycling business Plastic Energy

Major US packaging company Sealed Air has invested in the London-headquartered chemical recycling firm Plastic Energy. Details of the...

Secondary Markets Commentary- 5th January 2018

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FROM 5TH JANUARY INTELLIGENCE REPORT: Start of 2018 brings no joy as export market struggles with surprise quota for paper adding to difficulty The export market...
China recycling inspections ports that solid waste

China set to reclassify mechanically recycled plastics, according to BIR

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has said that the Standardisation Administration of China (SAC) is drafting new GB standards for mechanically...

Recycling prices and market commentary: 17 January 2020

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Recyclate buyers and sellers will have found very different market conditions depending on what material they were trading in this week.
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