Lee & Man planning 400,000 tonnes per year new paper mill in Vietnam

A new 400,000 tonnes per year paper mill in Vietnam is being planned by Chinese mill group Lee & Man. In late 2016, the company...
Recycling market week ahead

Recycling Market Conditions – looking ahead (19 March 2018)

Last week was a quiet one for the recycling market, and there is no reason to expect this week will be much different. In the...

Recycling market commentary: 16 March 2018

The market remained in the doldrums this week with participants struggling to feel enthusiastic about where the market is headed. Although the market is quiet,...
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Recycling export report: plastic (January 2018)

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

Recycling export report: paper (January 2018)

The latest export data is of particular interest as it represents the first month under which the Chinese ban of mixed paper was enforced. And...

Irish waste company Panda introduces new charges for customers due to China ban

One of the major waste management companies in Ireland has said that it will start charging customers for collecting their recycling. This is because the...

LyondellBasell and SUEZ finalise recycled plastic facility joint venture

A 50/50 joint venture between Dutch plastics and chemicals company LyondellBasell and French recycling and waste firm SUEZ to create Quality Circular Polymers (QCP)...

Maxilead Metals boost its ferrous metal exporting

Lancashire-based scrap metal recycling firm Maxilead Metals has started boosting its ferrous metal exporting on the back of increased international demand.   According to the company, it has sent 11,000 tonnes...

Spectra Packaging launch post-consumer recycled plastic bottles with 10% minimum content

Spectra Packaging has announced the launch of post-consumer recycled (PCR10) plastic bottles as part of the company’s environmental initiatives.   These new products will see the company add a minimum of 10% PRC material,...

China to dismantle Ministry of Environmental Protection

The Ministry of Environmental Protection in China is being discarded in favour of a new Ministry of Ecological Environment. This new ministry will take extra...
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