Metal prices rises, paper up too, but plastics stay stable


With the price of metals jumping on the LME, this has also had an impact on the price of scrap.

According to last week’s Intelligence report, copper was up by £575 per tonne, while brass increased by £150 per tonne.


Aluminium grades saw an increase of £175 per tonne.

Key paper grades were also on the rise with OCC up by £3 per tonne and mixed paper up by £4 per tonne on the back of increasing demand.

This didn’t translate to plastics grades though, which stayed stubbornly stable.

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