Mixed plastics

Recycling prices and market commentary: 21 May 2021

Both paper and plastic recycled materials increased this week, but there was a first fall for a while for many metals grades.
Biffa truck in London

Biffa to buy Viridor’s collections business and some recycling assets for £126 million

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Viridor's collection business and certain recycling assets will be bought by Biffa for £126 million. Completion of the deal...

Turkish packaging boss calls for China-like zero waste import policy

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The President of Turkey's Packaging Manufacturers' Association (ASD) has said that his country should reduce imports of waste to zero in three...
Martin Robb Nevis Resources

Martin Robb’s plastic report: May 2021

The plastic market has remained buoyant over the past couple of months. Demand has remained high for all grades...
pet

Turkey bans import of PE-based 391510 plastics

Turkey's Government has banned the import of commodity code 391510 plastics that are typically grades such as PET, HDPE and LDPE.
Ben Richardson Valpak

Ben Richardson on the PRN market: May 2021

Since my last report we have seen monthly figures, quarterly figures, and a few finger fudges along the way.
Recycling exports

Recycled plastic export report: March 2021

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

Recycled paper export report: March 2021

A huge amount of mixed paper was exported to the EU in March this year, according to the latest HMRC figures.
UPM Shotton

Turkey’s Eren to convert UPM Shotton into cardboard mill

UPM has agreed to sell its Shotton newsprint mill in North Wales to Eren, a subsidiary of Turkish mill group Modern Karton.
US Congress

United States asks China to provide scientific basis for recyclate ban

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The United States Government has asked China what the scientific basis was for its ban on certain scrap materials at the start...
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