December 2016

Europe collects more than 58 million tonnes of paper for recycling each year

In this issue:

Paper pioneers 'navigating towards the future'
‘Europe is the world leader when it comes to recycling paper,’ Ulrich Leberle of the Confederation of European Paper Industries declared a... more
Manfred Beck: author, survivor, adventurer
Proclaiming himself to be 'a typical example' of a jack of all trades but a master of none, Manfred Beck succeeded in building from scratch a leading ... more
Growing role for Germany's steel recyclers
Steel recycling is of the utmost importance to the future of the German steel industry and will play an even more important role in the future as we b... more
Plastics sector enjoys 'strong investment drive'
The international plastics and rubber industry is in 'top shape', according to Ulrich Reifenhäuser, chairman of the K-2016 trade show advisory board.... more
A year of spikes and spirals
Despite the fact that ferrous scrap has registered substantial price gains in the fourth quarter, experts are still claiming that the commodity is sig... more
MARKET ANALYSIS: Nickel & Stainless 
Nickel awakes from its slumber
Since Recycling International last reported on the nickel and stainless markets in late October, both have climbed to higher levels. In terms of stain... more
The Trump Effect
There were steep increases in metals prices - notably for copper - immediately following the US presidential election victory of Donald Trump. The que... more
A new solution for storing radioactive waste
Even today, radioactive waste remains a complex stream with which to deal. The good news is that a research team at Rutgers University in the USA has ... more
Asian market expected to remain sluggish
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 da... more
MARKET ANALYSIS: Paper & Textiles 
Shipping far from shipshape
To the surprise of many, recovered paper markets have been generally steady to strong in November. On the downside, however, traders have continued to... more
The Beck years
The founder of this magazine is counting down his final days in the office. On January 1, 2017, Manfred Beck will retire from Recycling International.... more
This Trumps everything...
The Brexit vote in the UK proved that, in a democracy, it’s often dangerous to pose a question to which you might not like the answer. Just ask ... more
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