Malaysia

100 illegal plastic recycling plants in Malaysia to be shut within three months 

According to the Malaysian Minister of Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change, and Environment Yeo Bee Yin, 100 illegal plastic waste recycling plants will...
recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 18 January 2019

Those trading recycled materials this week seem unsure about what is going to happen over the next few weeks, and are understandably...
ship

Recycling export report: plastics (November 2018)

391510 – Commodity Code   Please note this report just focuses on the waste polymers of ethylene commodity code (391510),...
Bales of OCC cardboard for recycling

Recycling export report: paper (November 2018)

Overall, figures from the latest HMRC export data showed that countries decided to either export more or less OCC, mixed paper and news...
pet

Recycling prices and market commentary: 11 January 2019

The main drama was happening in the plastic recycling market this week. With the volatile PRN/PERN price, some companies...
shopping

Retail sales fall in December. Will material volumes fall too?

Volumes of recycled materials could fall if retail sales continue to drop.   According to the British Retail Consortium, Christmas retail...
Loop

Loop Industries join forces with Thyssenkrupp to help transform PET manufacturing

Technology firm Loop Industries has announced a strategic alliance with polyester technology company Thyssenkrupp to help shape the future of PET and...
ND Paper

Recycling prices and market commentary: 4 January 2019

Recycled plastic and paper prices remained relatively stable over the Christmas period, but changes appear to be on the way. However, the metal market fell...
Paper recycling

International paper acquires packaging firm Envases Grau

Paper and packaging producer International Paper has announced that it has acquired Spanish packaging firm Envases Grau, for an undisclosed figure.  Corrugated cardboard packaging is one the main...
Warehouse

UK manufacturing improves, US and Eurozone falls

UK:  Business conditions in the UK manufacturing industry improved during the last month of 2018.  The IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to a six-month high of 54.2...
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