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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...
Such important themes will be the heart of the 20th international annual recovered paper conference, organised by the German bvse association. The event will take place on 23 March at the Maritim...
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...
In October last year, the most recent month for which figures are available, US scrap plastics exports totalled 365.65 million pounds (166 000 tonnes) for a 3.1% increase over September. However,...
UK government officials have argued that legislation banning cash payments for scrap metal is ‘proving to be effective’. Extensive media coverage, combined with low scrap prices and a ban...
Helped by secondary production from scrap rising 5.5% from 2.55 million tonnes in January-August 2015 to 2.693 million tonnes this time round, total production of refined copper climbed 3.1% from 15....
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...
The data means that the recycling of plastic is considerably below the national average for recycling; currently 45% of recyclable goods are recycled each year, so argues Recoup UK Household Plastics...
Its content also includes: crude steel production by country and process; steel production by product; steel trade by product; apparent steel use and apparent steel use per capita by country; and...
'Recycling is a process that allows materials that would otherwise be thrown out to be manufactured into new materials that can be used again,' the proclamation reads. 'By decreasing landfill waste...
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...
The weighted price of scrap plastic exports also saw an increase. At 17.27 dollar cents per pound, the price was up 2.3%from its July standing. However, with 1.035 million tonnes of scrap plastics...
The total volume of PET bottles collected was 1,797 million pounds in 2015, while the volume of PET bottles in the marketplace and potentially available for recycling increased to 5,971 million...
Around 6.7 billion batteries were sold into US markets in 2014, weighing 242.7 million kilograms, said a new report commissioned by North American battery collection scheme Call2Recycle, which...
The amount of household waste recycled increased by 34 411 tonnes last year. The largest quantities of material recycled or reused in 2015 corresponded to paper and card on 222 600 tonnes followed by...
‘We may be a small country but our densely-populated nation of 6.5 million inhabitants generates 70 kg of household waste per capita per year,’ said Bracke, who is from the OVAM public...
‘Recycling programme managers continue to add to the list of plastics they accept as markets develop and expand,’ comments CPIA’s president and ceo Carol Hochu. ‘We’re...
‘The predicted strong growth in platinum supply from recycled autocatalysts, argued by some as potentially weakening platinum’s solid fundamentals, has not materialised,’ the WPIC...
The provisional data suggests that 58.7% of the total steel demand for 2016 has already been met, partly because the sector was boosted by strong exports. In fact, the figures haven’t been as...
Chinese officials should ‘start talking about cuts in steel production rather than in capacity’, he goes on to assert. The Chinese produced over 800 million tons of steel last year...
Total output from both primary and secondary production climbed 4.5% from 7.357 million tonnes in the first four months of 2015 to 7.688 million tonnes in January-April 2016. However, apparent...
Inevitably, this substantial hike will result in more waste. ‘End-of-life waste for carbon fibre reinforced polymers (CFRP) is still small,’ researchers say. Production waste can be 30-50...
However, overseas shipments were still 15% lower across the opening five months of this year at 4.262 million tonnes when compared to the 5.008 million tonnes dispatched abroad in January-May 2015....
Platinum consumption in autocatalyst applications rose by 2% to 93.7 tonnes last year, according to the report. But autocatalyst scrap declined by 14%, giving up the gains of the previous two years...
That said, this April's crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (WSA) was only a slender 0.5% short of the tally for the same month last year at 134.906...
American shipments to China tumbled 27% from 200 098 tonnes in January-March 2015 to 146 915 tonnes in the first quarter of the current year. This decrease was far steeper than for US shipments to...
'Global trade is vital to the US-based recycling industry,' stated ISRI president Robin Wiener. 'In any given year, 30-40% of scrap is processed within the United States for export. In 2015 alone, US...
For the first time, Iran overtook India as the world’s biggest DRI producing country. India came second and Saudi Arabia ranked third. According to World Steel, Iran’s DRI output in March...
Latest cfr price indications for shipments from Europe to Turkey are around US$ 80 per tonne higher than those published in our late-March report at US$ 300-305 for standard quality HMS I/II 80/20...
The UK’s February export total of 529 993 tonnes represented an increase of around 5% over the previous record of 505 539 tonnes which was established back in January 2012. UK shipments across...
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