Mixed week for prices in the recycled materials market


There wasn’t any obvious trend in the market for secondary commodity prices, according to last week’s Intelligence report.

OCC kept going up in price, gaining another £5 per tonne, while mixed paper only gained a pound.


While PET bottles increased by £20 per tonne, HDPE bottles lost £30 per tonne and LDPE 98/2 £20 per tonne.

In metals, copper, brass and aluminium grades all lost £50 per tonne. But cans which tend to have their prices set monthly, saw an increase of £30 per tonne for steel and £80 for aluminium reflecting LME price rises seen in the preceding month. 

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