Recycling market week ahead

Recycling market conditions: looking ahead (11 June 2018)

This week's market isn't expected to be one in which prices rise up rapidly. If anything, we may start to see some price fall, particularly...
Plastic recycling

Borealis invests in German post consumer plastic plant

Polyolefins producer Borealis is investing 15 million euros in mtm plastics GmbH's post consumer plastic waste recycling plant. Borealis acquired mtm in July 2016. Based...
Cardboard recycling

Recycling Market Commentary and Prices: 8 June 2018

This week was certainly interesting in the recycled paper market even if prices didn't change, for reasons outlined below. Metals also saw a price boost...
Recycling rollercoaster

Recycling Market Prices Sentiment Report: June 2018 to June 2019

In last month's market sentiment report on where recycling market stakeholders think prices are headed, there was a sense of optimism. But this seems to...
Plastic recycling company RPC Group

RPC Group reports record profits

Plastics company RPC Group has posted record profits following a period of European consolidation and wider global acquisitions. Revenues grew by 36 per cent to £3.75...
Container ship under Golden Gate Bridge

Shipping of recyclable materials resumes from US to China

CCIC North America has confirmed that the temporary ban on shipping recyclable materials from the United States to China has now ended. In a letter...
Shri CK Mishra, Secretary, MoEFCC and Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI, at an event at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi.

Indian Government gets serious about plastic waste

The Indian Government, working with The Energy and Resources Institute, has announced three new waste management and resource efficiency initiatives, with a specific focus...

Indonesia imposes 100% inspections on recycled paper imports – and other recyclables too?

A 100% inspection regime has been placed on containers shipping recycled paper into Indonesia. The rules were implemented on 1 April, but have only come...

Recycling Market Commentary and Prices: 1 June 2018

There has been a lot going on this week that could fundamentally affect the UK recycling market. For a start, there was the announcement that...
China recycling inspections ports that solid waste

Chinese customs imposes 100% inspections on recyclable materials

An announcement by China's General Administration of Customs appears to show that 100% inspections will be required on permitted export of recyclable materials. Currently, CCIC...
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