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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...
Recycling market week ahead

Market conditions – looking ahead (12 March 2018)

As we head towards spring, the momentum in terms of prices seems to be towards steady as she goes rather than anything dramatic. At the...

Secondary Markets Commentary – 9 March 2018

Material is moving, but market continues to be in winter with no signs of spring emerging as yet It has to be said that the...

Biffa say China ban will continue to have an impact on recyclate prices

The China import ban and restrictions is likely to have an effect on Biffa's profitability in the short-term, a company trading update has revealed.  In the trading update...
Plastic bottle bales PET

China launches Blue Sky 2018 to inspect waste imports

A new programme of inspections of waste imports has been launched by Chinese customs authorities. Blue Sky 2018 will run from March to December and...
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