Film and some paper grades rise, metal prices ease back


The value of some recyclable commodities increased this week, according to the latest weekly Intelligence report.

Chinese demand for the highest quality LDPE film saw a modest increase in the value of the material with 98/2 rising by £10 per tonne.


However, low quality plastics are still struggling to find a home.

Both OCC and mixed paper rose in price by £5 per tonne, but rather than a result of extra demand, this was more to do with a restriction of supply forcing those who needed the material to pay extra for it.

Weaker demand for scrap metal saw copper and aluminium grades fall by £200 per tonne, while brass fell back by £100 per tonne. 

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