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According to data from the Census Bureau and International Trade Commission, leading buyer Turkey slashed its US ferrous scrap purchases by more than 21% - from 3.961 million tonnes in 2015 to 3.123...
The 'foreign waste' smuggling activities of concern to the Chinese authorities cover, for example, industrial, electronic, household and plastic waste. As part of this clampdown, Chinese customs...
Aqua Metals commissioned its first AquaRefinery at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center in Nevada last year and is now in the process of scaling up the facility. It also signed a strategic partnership...
China’s steelmaking capacity closures have been ‘more aggressive than anyone may have anticipated’ and have included the move to close all induction furnaces, said to represent an...
The ‘robust’ upsurge represents a compound annual growth rate in revenue of 11.6% by 2024. In terms of volume, the market is slated to rise at a compound annual growth rate of 7.8% -...
Chinese production alone increased by approaching 10 million tonnes or 1.2% while India continued its growth of recent years by posting an output gain of 6.6 million tonnes or 7.4%, according to...
The total volume of e-scrap in 2015 was 12.3 million tonnes, with China having more than doubled its scrap volumes to 6.7 million tonnes over the period. Hong Kong had the highest per capita rate,...
The Asia Pacific region is expected to be dominant in the global market throughout the forecast period 2016-2024. For instance, analysts anticipate that China alone will make a contribution of over...
Following on from the upbeat end to last year, 2017 began with some turbulence. Steel scrap prices climbed by between US$ 25 and US$ 30 per tonne and there was also an escalation in ferrochrome...
LME cash prices are at the following per-tonne levels (the corresponding figures from our non-ferrous metals report at the end of November are given in brackets): aluminium US$ 1800 (US$ 1765);...
As for fibre prices, OCC strengthened from US$ 170-plus per tonne at the start of October to end the year at US$ 180-plus whereas mixed paper climbed from US$ 143-plus to US$ 158-plus over the same...
For the whole year 2016, some 25 000 units have been taken in. At the same time, in general, ELV generation in Japan is likely to decline in the mid-to-long-term due to sluggish new car sales and...
The value of the global e-scrap recycling market will climb to US$ 34.32 billion by 2022. On a side note, as much as 50 million tonnes of e-scrap is generated annually around the world. International...
The facility, which will be operated by the ALBA Group, is located in the Tuen Mun EcoPark and will have the annual capacity to handle up to 30 000 tonnes of e-scrap with the potential to expand....
Japan’s flag carrier has partnered with recycling firm Japan Environmental Planning - better known as Jeplan - and Tokyo’s Green Earth Institute to establish a collaborative council to...
This year's January-September growth spurt was driven by an 11.4% hike in Chinese production to 18.083 million tonnes from 16.238 million tonnes in the same period last year, although the country's...
For recyclers, the option to repair or reuse electronics and many other products was obviously available already, but was never that attractive because of the high commodity prices, Minter tells...
To the surprise of many, recovered paper markets have been generally steady to strong in November. On the downside, however, traders have continued to experience shipping problems and uncertainties,...
Once again as year-end approaches, the trading community is having to pay close attention to the calendar in order to ensure that cargoes arrive on dates which do not raise awkward issues with...
The traditional overseas outlets of Turkey (-19.9% to 2.538 million tonnes), Taiwan (-13.7% to 1.011 million tonnes) and South Korea (-16.4% to 759 684 tonnes) all bought less US scrap in the first...
An estimated 800 000 tons of solar panel waste is expected to make its way on to the market each year between 2034 and 2040. The projected peak is equivalent to 40.5 million panels, meaning that the...
According to Baxi, BIR conventions remain the premier meeting places for the recycling industry, across all commodities. 'But we hear you loud and clear when you complain that there are more people...
The ministry’s secretary Dr Sandip Chatterjee received a proposal detailing how to implement the eco-parks during a recent recycling workshop, jointly organised by parties such as the Nasscom...
‘Being the first ship recycling yard in South Asia to obtain this certification demonstrates our hard work and dedication to improving worker health and safety standards at Leela, setting new...
LME copper rallied from US$ 4700 to US$ 5800 per tonne in a very short space of time while lead and zinc recorded, respectively, five- and nine-year highs before undergoing corrections. According to...
Capacity utilisation among the countries reporting to the World Steel Association (WSA) was 69.6% compared to 68.2% in October last year but 70.2% this September. The overall production increase in...
Ferrous metals are expected to generate US$ 252,117 million – leading the market during the forecast period. However, non-ferrous metals are the fastest growing segment and is anticipated to...
‘Our name says it all,’ proclaims field application engineer Ted Kao with a smile on his face. ‘Chang Woen is Chinese for stable and long-lasting, and that is exactly what our...
Latest figures from the US Census Bureau and US International Trade Commission show that China received 502 960 tonnes of plastics scrap from America in the opening eight months of this year compared...
Engineering plastics are used in an increasing number of markets, with popular markets including electronics, automotive, building & construction, as well as sports & leisure. ‘...
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