Recycled paper export report: May 2020

The weakest paper exports we have recorded occurred in May 2020, according to the latest data from HMRC. In...

EU to introduce non-recycled plastic levy as part of Covid-19 recovery plan

The EU's Covid-19 recovery plan has set out the intention to launch a non-recycled plastic levy from 1 January 2021.

Maersk to stop recycling shipments to China and Hong Kong

Major shipping line Maersk has confirmed that it will no longer accept recycling shipments to China and Hong Kong from 1 September.
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Gloomy outlook for BIR World Mirror Recovered Paper section members

The latest BIR World Mirror for Recovered Paper showed that there wasn't a huge amount of confidence in the market at present.

European paper recycling rate rises to 72%

The European paper recycling rate increased from 71.7% in 2018 to 72% in 2019, data from the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC)...

Recycling prices and market commentary: 17 July 2020

It was a largely static recycling market this week, as those who trade in packaging grades waited for the publication of the...
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Study shows rPE film improves performance of road asphalt

Extensive testing of a new asphalt formulation using recycled polyethylene film (rPE) recovered from retailers improved performance and reduced costs.

EU paper and plastic exports switch to India and Malaysia from China

Data published by Eurostat has shown that EU paper and plastic exports moved from China to India and Malaysia in 2019.
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Greasy pizza boxes are recyclable, American Forest & Paper Association study shows

Greasy and cheesy pizza boxes are fully recyclable, according to a study undertaken by the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA).
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Recycling prices and market commentary: 10 July 2020

With the NPWD monthly data being published today, this week was very much a case of waiting to see what that revealed...
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