OCC and mixed paper prices up, copper and aluminium improve, plastics stable


Last week’s Resource Efficient Business Intelligence report saw price increases in some key paper and metal grades.

OCC increased by £1 per tonne, while mixed paper continued to be of focus and increased by a further £2 last week.


Copper was up by £100 per tonne after recent weeks of price falls, while aluminium scrap grades were up by £50 per tonne. No movement was seen in aluminium can prices however.

After the volatility seen in May and early-June, the key plastics grades of PET and HDPE bottles, plus LDPE 98/2 film, have been steady now for three weeks in a row.

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