Recycled plastics prices bounce back up after recent price falls

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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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