Issue #1 - 2017

Survival tips from recycling leaders


In this issue:


COVERSTORY 
Crisis has made recycling companies leaner and meaner
Many recycling companies and equipment suppliers have dispelled the gloom of the economic downturn to do those things you might not think necessary or... more
 
COMPANY PROFILE 
Wanted: modern technology, proper collection
2017 has been declared the ‘Year of Ecology’ in Russia. Major changes in environmental legislation are expected to boost recycling rates. ... more
 
IN THE LABORATORY 
Off-the-road tyres spur oil innovation
A team of Australian experts has developed a process to recycle end-of-life tyres into oil, carbon and steel - ‘leaving nothing wasted’. S... more
 
METALS 
Aluminium recycling in the driver's seat
Slovakia is at the heart of a rapidly-developing automotive business which has seen major car manufacturers, foundries and other suppliers establishin... more
 
TRADE SHOW 
Strong innovators 'look across borders'
In a world that appears to be suffering ever more divisiveness, it’s good to see that recycling trade shows - such as the recent, much-anticipat... more
 
VIEWPOINT 
Survival of the Fittest
How do you stay in business when the business going gets tough? Recycling International decided to ask several recycling industry leaders what they do... more
 
MARKET ANALYSIS: Ferrous 
From solid start to state of flux
From solid start to state of flux Ferrous scrap prices remained on higher ground in the early weeks of 2017, gaining around US$ 15 per tonne over the... more
 
MARKET ANALYSIS: Nickel & Stainless 
Turbulent start to 2017
Stainless steel scrap prices have kicked off the new year on an upswing, with the 304 grade leaping from US$ 1140-1190 per tonne at the time of our la... more
 
MARKET ANALYSIS: Non-Ferrous 
Higher prices trigger stronger metal flows
For many of the leading non-ferrous metals, there has been notable price progression since it was confirmed that Donald Trump had won the race to the ... more
 
MARKET ANALYSIS: Plastics 
A final flourish to 2016
December began like a breath of fresh air for the European plastic scrap market. Whereas November had been sluggish in terms of demand and prices, the... more
 
MARKET ANALYSIS: Paper 
New year, same old shipping space concerns
Many companies engaged in the recovered paper sector have had no choice but to adapt themselves to logistics problems. Freight rates have continued to... more
 
MARKET ANALYSIS: Textiles 
Mixed messages from the market
In the first few weeks of 2017, mixed messages are emerging about the state of the global used clothing market. In recent years, the sector has become... more
 
BECK'S 
Let’s make magical mistakes
I’m guessing that, at one time or another, the majority of us have made a New Year’s resolution. But given that you’ll be reading th... more
 
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