Recycled plastics prices bounce back up after recent price falls


More value was seen in this week’s recycled plastics prices after recent weeks saw large price drops.

PET bottles increased by £20 per tonne, while HDPE bottles saw £25 extra per tonne.


After predictions of price falls last week for LDPE 98/2, this did not come to pass, and the price was stable.

Paper saw no change on all grades, while copper, brass and aluminium grades all dropped.

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Resource Efficient Business editorial director Paul Sanderson said: “Subscribers to the weekly Intelligence report will have seen a surprise improvement in plastics prices. It seems more material was moving, while other factors also helped to increase the price this week.”

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