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plastic

Recycling prices and market commentary: 17 August 2018

There wasn't much movement in recycling prices at all this week, although some metals did drop and OCC increased a little. Much of the market...
export

Recycling export report: plastic (June 2018)

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

Study finds that organisms can break down biodegradable plastic

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Researchers at the ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) have found that microorganisms can break down biodegradable polymers.   They used the...
cargo

Recycling export report: paper (June 2018)

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Overall, mixed paper export figures from the latest HMRC export data were down in June, with the majority of countries choosing not to purchase as much...
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc

Vietnam Prime Minister orders review of existing recycling import quotas

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A review into existing recycling import quotas is about to be undertaken by the Vietnamese Government. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered the Ministry of...
Taiwan waste paper restriction

Taiwan closes the door on plastic and bans mixed paper

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Taiwan, the last Asian market for recovered plastic, has put the world on notice that it's about to close its doors. A report by the...
shopping

Heatwave helps UK food sales throughout July

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The good weather continued throughout July with food and drink sales increasing, as well as cooling equipment.  This suggests that any growth in recyclable material...
pet

Recycling prices and market commentary: 10 August 2018

It seems that, at the moment, there is a new development that affects the market and prices of recycled materials every week. This week's news...
Bales of OCC cardboard for recycling

China imposes 25% tariff on recycled materials from United States

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A 25% tariff will be placed on exports of waste paper and scrap metal from the United States and Canada into China. From 23 August,...
Hangzhou Customs waste paper

China’s Hangzhou Customs returned 1,100 tonnes of waste paper in last week

In the first week of August, Hangzhou Customs has returned over 1,100 tonnes of waste paper to the country of origin. This is because the...
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