Food retail sales grow in February, but non-food struggling

For recyclers looking where retail quality supply of material will come from, the answer is the grocers. Food retailers had a good month in February,...

Lee & Man annual profits increase by 76%

Profits in 2017 at Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing have increased by 76% on the year before, the company has revealed. The containerboard and tissue...

Nine Dragons Paper announces record profit

Chinese containerboard manufacturer Nine Dragons Paper has revealed record profits and sales for the six months up to end of December 2017. The group, which...

Ardagh Group invests in aluminium can end facilities to give more flexibility

Ardagh Group has announced that following its recent completion of a significant investment project, it will now supply two additional beverage ends from its...

Müller to increase use of recycled plastic by acquiring milk packaging facilities

British company, Müller, has said it is intending to acquire the capability to manufacture its own fresh milk packaging in the UK.  The company said this move...

European flexible PE recycling capacity has grown by 800,000 tonnes since 2015

The installed capacity for recycling polyethylene (PE) in Europe has increased by 800,000 tonnes since 2015. According to trade body Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), the...
China recycling

China planning new environmental laws, including on waste

New tougher environmental laws are being worked on by the Chinese Government. The first annual session of the 13th National People's Congress will have a...
Recycling market week ahead

Market conditions – looking ahead (5 March 2018)

Now that the weather across the UK is improving, we should expect more of a return towards normal this week. The heavy snow and strong...

Secondary Markets Commentary – 2 March 2018

The optimism from the end of last week that this might be an improving week for the recycling market was smothered by a layer...

Export trends March to May

This guide looks at past exports from UK to worldwide destinations. OCC* May On the surface, the average amount of exports over the last three years looks...
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