Key plastic prices surges, paper rises again, copper eases back

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Recycled plastics were the main movers in last week’s Intelligence report.

PET bottles increased by £12 per tonne on the back of increased demand, while HDPE bottles were up by £10 per tonne.

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The biggest increase however was for LDPE 98/2, which increased by £30 per tonne.

In the paper sector, OCC increased by £2 per tonne, while mixed was sought after leading to a £4 per tonne price rise.

Most metals were unchanged, but copper grades lost the £100 per tonne increase they had gained the week before.

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