Recyclate prices: some up and some down as market starts moving


The price of recycled commodities fluctuated last week as more movement was seen than in recent weeks.

In plastics, film grades saw £20 per tonne come off, according to last week’s Intelligence report, but grades such as HDPE and PP Regrind saw another £25 per tonne added to their value.


The paper sector saw another £2 per tonne added to OCC, but a further £1 per tonne came off mixed paper as the spread between the two widened even further.

While in metals, a further £50 per tonne increase was seen for copper and brass, while aluminium was up £25 per tonne. Aluminium cans were also up by £35 after recent increases on the LME and not enough supply to meet demand. 

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