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The standards state an adoption date of December 31 this year, with entry into force proposed for March 1 2018. The BIR world recycling organisation and the US Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries...
Speaking at EuRIC’s first European Recycling Conference held recently in Milan, Van de Nes said that, in the short term, ‘we will continue to see disrupted recovered paper markets’ owing to China’s...
Although this information has appeared in the media, ISRI stresses that ‘it cannot be confirmed until the Chinese government issues the final regulation’ and that the timeline for...
‘The good news is that our trade has people of high integrity; they are after long-term contracts and don’t just want to make a quick buck,’ Vora said at the event, organised by...
‘Imports continue to negatively impact the US steel industry,’ underlines Nucor. ‘Through the first nine months of 2017, finished steel imports accounted for an estimated 27% share...
Apparent steel consumption fell slightly across the region in the second quarter of this year but early estimates for the third quarter 'signal a return of EU steel buyers to the market', states...
There was also a small decline in global usage of refined copper across the opening seven months of this year: the total of 13.69 million tonnes trailed the 13.763 million tonnes of January-July 2016...
China and Hong Kong together imported 10.2 million tons of plastics scrap in 2016 - but this figure is likely to nosedive next year, he warned. According to a report submitted by Dr Steve Wong,...
Although leading purchaser Turkey upped its requirements by 0.5% to 2.015 million tonnes, this increase was dwarfed by those for the other main buyers of US ferrous scrap, namely Mexico (+30.6% to 1....
Secondary aluminium accounts for 30% of India’s overall aluminium consumption of 3.3 million tonnes per year. In the past six years, secondary aluminium demand has almost doubled to 1.1 million...
In his presentation on the new European standard for recovered paper quality control, Uriel pointed out that technical possibilities for testing have become ‘more and more extensive’,...
For businesses in the EU, meanwhile, the export market has quietened somewhat and prices have retreated - a case of the market ‘taking a deep breath and stepping back’. However,...
In effect, no-one is clear on what will be permitted to enter China and what will be restricted; all plastic scrap - whether production, industrial or consumer waste - falls under the same HS Code,...
‘Looking ahead, overall paper consumption (in China) still possesses considerable room for growth, thus the group is optimistic about the outlook of both the packaging paper segment and the...
‘We believe the 1.5% level for OCC, as set out in EN643 (the European list of standard grades of paper and board for recycling) and currently required by the Chinese authorities, provides the...
Latest figures from the US Census Bureau and US International Trade Commission show that China upped its purchases by 13.4% - from 302 926 tonnes in January-June 2016 to 343 571 tonnes in the...
Primary production declined by 2% year on year to 7.889 million tonnes whereas scrap-based production leapt 12% from 1.532 million tonnes in January-May 2016 to 1.71 million tonnes in the...
The 2017 edition of the two-day event will be held in at the Hilton Hotel in the country’s capital Warsaw. Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference Europe event. Industry highlights regarding...
China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) on July 18 of its plans to stop accepting imports of certain wastes by the end of 2017 as part of its National Sword campaign. Despite lamenting the...
‘We can do it, we must do it and we will do it.’ So says Boyan Slat, founder and ceo of The Ocean Cleanup - the ambitious project aimed at ridding the oceans of 5 trillion pieces of...
Annual volumes of e-scrap in East and South East Asia surged by 63% between 2010 and 2015 to 12.3 million tonnes, according to a study by the United Nations University. China more than doubled its...
The signing ceremony has taken place at a meeting in Berlin between Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel and China’s prime minister Li Keqiang. The 3.3-square-kilometre Deyang Resource...
Closure of induction furnaces in China has created displaced volumes of scrap, some of which have been dispatched to a number of other Asian countries - including India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan...
The cumulative production total of 142.08 million tonnes was 5% or almost 7 million tonnes higher than that for April 2016, the WSA reports. World crude steel output amounted to 550.841 million...
During the very first of 14 meetings, BIR’s advisor on China’s policy and regulatory developments Ma Hongchang warned the world association’s non-ferrous metals division that, under...
Global Recycling Day will present the perfect opportunity to inform the public, governments and policy-makers about the crucial role played by the recycling industry in ‘creating a clean and...
‘Very tight’ scrap supply and rising prices have prompted several mills in Asia - notably in India, Taiwan and also South Korea - to ‘switch in part from scrap to nickel for...
Total mine supply hit 1,330 koz, which represents a decrease of 6.3% year-on-year, thus marking the lowest result since the third quarter of 2014. Recycling is projected to fall by 6% year-on-year to...
In the opening quarter of 2017, Europe’s leading recovered fibre exporter - the UK - saw its OCC export prices to China peak at upwards of £150 per tonne (approaching Euro 180) before...
The more recent reduction in Chinese steel values has also impacted all markets across Asia and ‘prices for finished steel in almost all countries have softened’, it is also noted in the...

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