Issue #2 / 2017

The Wide World Of Shredders


In this issue:


TECHNOLOGY 
The wide world of shredders
In an ever more competitive world, recyclers are eager to sink their teeth into a steady stream of material. At the same time, the number of shredders... more
 
METALS RECYCLING 
India's cars: ready for scrapping!
 Almost nine million vehicles are ready for scrapping in India, according to Surendra Patawari Borad of Gemini Corporation at the latest Metal Re... more
 
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING 
Another wake-up call
... more
 
INTERVIEW 
Mike Biddle: 'People in the industry told me I was absolutely crazy'
... more
 
SHIPBREAKING 
Pivotal decision looms for ship recycling
... more
 
IN THE LABORATORY 
LED bulbs cast a truly green light
In a world awash with many different types of electrical waste, light bulbs may be likened to a tiny drop in the ocean. The good news is that a team o... more
 
MARKET ANALYSIS: Ferrous 
Prices rebound once again
Ferrous scrap prices touched US$ 220 per tonne for HMS I/II 80/20 scrap in late January before mounting a robust recovery during the ensuing month and... more
 
MARKET ANALYSIS: Nickel & Stainless 
Hectic markets await clarity
... more
 
MARKET ANALYSIS: Non-Ferrous 
Supply more than adequate for demand
Higher LME quotations in recent weeks have teased significant additional volumes of scrap out of the supply network. Consumers generally appear well-p... more
 
MARKET ANALYSIS: Plastics 
China 'tightens screws' on scrap imports
... more
 
MARKET ANALYSIS: Paper 
OCC maintains its momentum
Although not everyone is experiencing business conditions that support rising OCC prices, the continuing surge in the value of these grades is there f... more
 
MARKET ANALYSIS: Textiles 
Testing times for international used clothing market
The outlook for the used clothing markets is nuanced in different countries, but for everyone engaged in the collection, sorting and export of used cl... more
 
VIEWPOINT 
An implosion of trust
Having been around the scrap recycling scene for four years now, one of the main lessons I have learned is that this industry - in common with probabl... more
 
BECK'S 
Best jokes bar none
Have you ever noticed how jokes are at their funniest when you’re sitting in a bar surrounded by friends, with a few empty glasses already in fr... more
 
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