HDPE bottles breaks key barrier as it rises by another £20 in price


The price of HDPE bottles has crossed a barrier by reaching its highest ever price in the Intelligence index.

After increasing by £50 two weeks ago, a further £20 was added to the price of milk bottles last week.


The price increase for this plastic grade is being described as “unchartered territory” by some in the industry.

LDPE 98/2 increased by £10 per tonne, while another £5 was added onto the price of PET bottles.

In paper grades, OCC bounced back after falling for two weeks previously adding £7 per tonne last week.

While mixed paper added a further £6 per tonne.

Metals were stable apart from the £75 per tonne that came off copper grades.

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