Prices of scrap metal firmly on the up while paper and plastics mostly stable


The main mover according to Intelligence last week was the scrap metal sector.

Copper, aluminium and brass were all up significantly.


Indeed, industrial copper grades were up by around £50 per tonne, aluminium was up by £75 per tonne and brass by £100 per tonne.

The midpoint for aluminium cans also rose by £60 per tonne for March.

In the recycled plastics sector, only film really changed price with 98/2 LDPE up by just £5 per tonne.

Recycled fibre seemed to hit a peak staying stable, although mixed paper was up by £1 per tonne. 

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