Prices falling for recycled commodities


The price of a number of key grade fell last week, according to Resource Efficient Business Intelligence.

In plastic grades, PET bottles dropped below £200 again, while HDPE bottles lost a further £15 after dropping by the same the week before.


LDPE 98/2 was down £10, after seeing a fall of £30 in the 24 July Intelligence report.

Looking at metals, copper dropped by a further £125 per tonne following sustained falls for industrial metals in recent weeks.

These falling prices have also had an impact on cans, with steel ones down £10 and aluminium cans by £30 per tonne.

While OCC and news & pam stayed the same as last week, this was mainly down to a couple of buyers keeping the market high for the former. The market expects further price falls.

Mixed paper was down by £1 per tonne, and the outlook for August is weaker.

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