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Despite shifting ferrous prices, chrome scrap values have remained within their existing ranges of US$ 320-360 per tonne for 409 material and US$ 420-460 for the 430 quality. News from the...
Despite a reduction in the weight maximum of portable lead-acid batteries from 10 kg to 4 kg, recycling results remain ‘heavily over-reliant’ on their collection, G&P Batteries argues...
In the 12 months to September 2016, Wales recorded a 62% recycling rate. Across the 22 local authorities, Ceredigion achieved the highest recycling rate (70%) and Blaenau Gwent the lowest (52%)....
Global crude steel production in January was 7% or almost 9 million tonnes higher than in the corresponding month of last year at 136.514 million tonnes. China accounted for around half of the...
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...
Costing US$ 41 million, the facility reflects the Qatar National Vision 2030 of boosting sustainability and supporting green technology. It has been financed by local banks, the government of Qatar...
‘Europe is the world leader when it comes to recycling paper,’ Ulrich Leberle of the Confederation of European Paper Industries declared at the annual Paper Recycling Conference Europe,...
The 479 515 tonnes easily outstripped the 394 922 tonnes of the same month last year and took the running total for 2016 to 4.103 million tonnes - an increase of 2.1% over the 4.02 million tonnes of...
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...
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...
Municipal solid waste generation increased to 258.5 million tonnes in the same year, up 1.4% compared to 2013. Recycling and composting grew 2.2% to 89.4 million tonnes. According to the EPA,...
Normally in September, polymer prices enjoy a post-holiday improvement as activity levels increase. This year was different, however, as demand remained weak and prices came under pressure following...
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...
But across the first seven months of 2016 as a whole, the market was still showing a production deficit of around 264 000 tonnes compared to a shortfall of almost 70 000 tonnes for January-July 2015...
As of 2015, an average Danish household owns at least 27 end-of-life electronics, while an estimated 33 million units are currently in use across the country. The national collection target of 4 kg...
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...
‘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...
World refined copper production is estimated to have advanced around 3.5% in the first five months of 2016 to 9.592 million tonnes, with primary production climbing 3% to 7.953 million tonnes and...
And the countries’ combined crude steel production total of 794.849 million tonnes for the first half of this year was 1.9% lower than the 809.895 million tonnes for last year’s...
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...
The number of cars sold in India is projected to grow from 2.2 million vehicles back in 2010 to 10.6 million units by 2020. Currently, some 28 million vehicles are said to be over 15 years old and...
The association estimates the overall paper recovery rate at an all-time high of 66.8%, which compares to 65.4% in 2014. AF&PA credits the higher numbers to growth in the country’s...
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