scrap-ex launch Secondary Commodity Markets magazine


A new monthly magazine, called Secondary Commodity Markets, is being launched by scrap-ex this week.

The new magazine is currently being sent to around 3,000 key scrap-ex contacts who will receive the magazine in the post this week. And more copies will be handed out at the scrap-ex stand at RWM next week (stand 1658).


With a focus on secondary commodities such as metals, plastics, paper, glass and other materials, the magazine is a new and exciting addition to the scrap-ex portfolio of products.

Secondary Commodity Markets magazine also incorporates the already hugely successful scrap-ex TRADER classified adverts and materials broker board adverts publication.

It is produced by scrap-ex media, a new sister company working alongside scrap-ex.

scrap-ex media editorial director Paul Sanderson said: “I am really pleased to be launching this new magazine, and a new company scrap-ex media in which scrap-ex directors Duncan Frearson and Gareth Goodall are also playing a huge part with their experience in commodities and market intelligence.

“The first magazine is full of excellent content with commodity-related news, features and the in-depth monthly market report featuring market insights that cannot be found elsewhere.”

scrap-ex director Gareth Goodall added: “I am very excited to be launching this magazine as part of the overall scrap-ex offering.  Along with the scrap-ex trading platform and broker board, we are now offering unrivalled information on the secondary commodity markets through the magazine, our website which includes accurate weekly PRN and materials prices, and our Secondary Commodities Markets conference – not forgetting Waste to Energy which is a weekly emailed PDF newsletter.

“Paul Sanderson brings over seven years of experience in the recycling and waste management sector to scrap-ex media, as well as his talent in producing media products that saw him shortlisted for the prestigious PPA Editor of the Year (business) award in both 2009 and 2010. We are delighted that he will be working with us on our portfolio of products.”

Secondary Commodity Markets complements the online daily news service scrap-ex news which can be found on the scrap-ex website. This was the first UK website to reveal that other bidders had come forward to attempt to buy Valpak, that China had introduced new import restrictions on waste materials and that the European Union is investigating a Europe-wide single deposit system for cans. More news like this is available for free at

In the first issue of Secondary Commodity Markets:

  • Interview with DS Smith’s Tim Price looking at why Severnside needed a re-brand
  • BMRA director general Ian Hetherington on why free trade is essential for the metals sector
  • Jason Fazackerley from Qurius on business intelligence
  • My Business by Weightron Bilanciai
  • Plus secondary commodity news
  • Plus in-depth monthly market report
  • Plus scrap-ex TRADER
  • Plus scrap-ex prices.

The magazine is being sent to a large number of scrap metal companies, plastics traders and reprocessors, paper and cardboard reprocessors, glass recyclers, packaging manufacturers and recyclers, all UK local authorities and a number of other key scrap-ex contacts.

scrap-ex media publishes Secondary Commodity Markets magazine, produces daily online news on, organises the current Secondary Commodities Markets conference ( and the market-leading Waste to Energy weekly newsletter.

For more information on the magazine, or for advertising and sponsorship opportunities, contact Greg Jones on 01635 814 460 or

For editorial queries, contact Paul Sanderson on 020 7193 2050 or