Falls for key paper and plastics grades, copper up


A number of key recyclable material grades fell in value last week, according to the weekly Intelligence report.

In the paper sector, the cost of shipping and weakening demand pushed the price down by £5 per tonne for OCC and £3 per tonne for mixed paper.


While for plastics, similar conditions to paper above led to £10 per tonne coming off bottle grades, while LDPE film also lost £5 per tonne.

Although aluminium fell by £75 per tonne, copper was one riser last week with another £50 added to its value on the week before.

If you require more information on the price of recycled materials, including trends and pricing expertise, attend Secondary Commodity Markets Conference on 26 April in Oxford. More information at www.secondarycommoditymarkets.eventbrite.co.uk

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