First increase in news & pam price since closure of Aylesford


The Intelligence price for recycled materials including OCC, news & pam and HDPE bottles increased last week.

But scrap copper saw a price fall, with £775 per tonne coming off its value. Most other metals were steady.


Looking at paper, OCC was up £3 per tonne on the back of export demand with value coming from a falling pound that meant UK material was cheaper on the international market.

News & pam also saw the first increase in price since Aylesford Newsprint closed, with an extra £5 per tonne on its value this week. This was because of extra demand from the export market.

In plastics, the market feels brighter, but only HDPE bottles saw a change this week, with another £5 per tonne added to its price.

Otherwise, the market was pretty stable with Easter holidays still having an impact.

Resource Efficient Business Intelligence editorial director Paul Sanderson said: “As subscribers to Intelligence will know, we are forecasting more change on the way. April will be a key month for key paper and plastics grades, and then May looks set to bring change with paper heading one way and plastics heading the other.”

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