Malaysian plastic recycler reports handling 28% more material after China ban

The ban on imports of plastics to China has led to one Malaysian recycling company handling 28% more material. In an interview with the Xinhua news...

Müller to increase use of recycled plastic by acquiring milk packaging facilities

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British company, Müller, has said it is intending to acquire the capability to manufacture its own fresh milk packaging in the UK.  The company said this move...
HDPE milk bottles

European flexible PE recycling capacity has grown by 800,000 tonnes since 2015

The installed capacity for recycling polyethylene (PE) in Europe has increased by 800,000 tonnes since 2015. According to trade body Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), the...
Recycling market week ahead

Market conditions – looking ahead (5 March 2018)

Now that the weather across the UK is improving, we should expect more of a return towards normal this week. The heavy snow and strong...

Secondary Markets Commentary – 2 March 2018

The optimism from the end of last week that this might be an improving week for the recycling market was smothered by a layer...
Recycling market week ahead

Market Conditions – looking ahead (26 February 2018)

This week may bring slightly better conditions than we have seen in recent weeks. In the paper market, Chinese buyers are expected to return to...
Plastic bottle bales PET

Secondary Markets Commentary – 23 February 2018

There was a little more optimism in the market this week for those trading packaging plastics. But it was a much tougher market for those in...

Shipping lines could lose 5 million teu from China recyclate ban

Research from Drewry Maritime Advisers has suggested that the ban on certain recyclable materials by China could cost shipping lines up to 4-5 million...
Copper recycling

Secondary markets commentary- 16 February 2018

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FROM 16TH FEBRUARY 2018 INTELLIGENCE REPORT: It was a rather sluggish market this week with not a huge amount of movement in price, or indeed...

Export report: plastics (Dec 17)

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Please note this report just focuses on the waste polymers of ethylene commodity code (391510), as exports of other plastics are relatively small in...
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