Price of some recycled plastics up, some down, mixed picture for paper and metals weak


The first Intelligence report of 2016 showed no clear pattern in terms of recycled prices.

In plastics, both PET and HDPE bottles were up by £10 on the back of some sudden Chinese demand.


But this wasn’t replicated by LDPE grades, which saw £50 per tonne come off over the Christmas period.

While the price of OCC was stable, mixed paper lost £3 per tonne and news & pam remained stable.

In metals, copper lost a further £125 per tonne, while brass lost £75 per tonne. Aluminium however saw no change. 

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