BIR president says paper recycling sector is in “crisis”

BIR Recovered Paper Division president Jean-Luc Petithuguenin has said that it is "valid to talk about a crisis" in the recycled paper...
Cardboard OCC

Recycling prices and market commentary: 26 July 2019

Both recycled paper and plastics grades saw price increases this week, but both were due to different market conditions.

Sri Lanka to return containers to UK filled with human remains

Containers that were described as metal for recycling are to be sent back to the UK from Sri Lanka after customs officials...
HDPE bottles recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 19 July 2019

Recycled plastic volatility continues to be driven by the yo-yo PRN/PERN value. With another rise in the PRN/PERN for...

Remondis acquisition of packaging body DSD blocked by German monopolies agency

Germany's Federal Cartel Office Bundeskartellamt has blocked a proposed acquisition by waste management giant Remondis of the packaging recycling scheme Duales System...

Recycling export report: plastics (May 2019)

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

Recycling export report: paper (May 2019)

OCC and mixed paper exports fell considerably in May 2019, according to the latest HMRC export data. News &...
aluminium can recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 12 July 2019

Aluminium and plastic PRN/PERN values hit £200, in what was another odd week for this market. The price of...
cargo

China releases 1.6 million tonnes of recovered paper import quota

Around 1.6 million tonnes of recovered paper import quota has been approved by the Chinese Government. From 10 July...
Hangzhou Customs waste paper

China abandons 2020 deadline to ban solid waste imports

Plans to ban solid waste imports by the end of 2020 appear to have been abandoned by the Chinese Government.
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