Recycled paper prices fell again last week


Prices for key paper grades eased last week on the back of weakening demand from China.

OCC and mixed paper fell by £2 per tonne with Chinese buyers frightened by the recent stock market crash there and the potential impact on business.  


Domestic buyers also eased off with stocks reported to be good.

News & pam continued to creep up and is now not far behind where it was when Aylesford Newsprint closed.

Plastic grades remained stable last week following a price fall for HDPE bottles the week before.

Metal grades edged a little lower, but not by as much as seen in recent weeks.

One other notable was the increase in PRN values for aluminium in particular, but also a bit more on plastic at the top end of the range.

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