LDPE and OCC rise, copper and brass prices fall


It was a mixed week in the recycling market with no whole market trend.

But rather different factors influenced the price of different materials.


Stronger demand has pushed up the price of LDPE 98/2 by £10 per tonne, but most other key grades were stable.

However, PP Regrind and HDPE Regrind have both eased in price over recent weeks.

In paper grades, OCC was up by £2 per tonne, while news & pam also saw a small increase on the back of export demand, but this is expected to come off due to the fire at the Palm Paper Mill in Norfolk.

Mixed paper was unchanged.

Metals saw copper fall by £100 per tonne, and brass grades were down by the same amount. Aluminium grades were unchanged. 

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