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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...
The uncertainty surrounding mixed paper clearly shifted the trading emphasis on to OCC, UK shipments of which leapt 37.8% year on year to 279 957 tonnes; the total was more than 10 000 tonnes higher...
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...
In mid-September, cfr prices paid by Turkish mills for shipments from Europe and the USA were still above US$ 350 per tonne in certain instances. Before the end of that same month, however, increased...
‘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...
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....
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’,...
Although many experts were not expecting a sizeable downward correction, the end of the month has arrived with cfr price indications for Turkey-bound shipments from Europe and North America hovering...
It has been over 165 years since two category-four Atlantic hurricanes hit the USA in the same year. ‘The regions ravaged by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma face a recovery period that will...
‘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...
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...
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...
‘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...
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...
Another major challenge for European exporters has been the tripling in freight costs for shipments from main European ports to Chinese ports over the last three months - from US$ 750-800 per...
According to ‘Rethinking Waste Crime’, illegal waste operators blight local communities, damage the environment, harm legitimate businesses and deprive the government of tax revenue. The...
According to latest stats from the Census Bureau and International Trade Commission, a shade over 2.1 million tonnes left American shores in January-February 2017 as against just 1.368 million tonnes...
'This could even mean we introduce our own TRA quality stamp of approval,' he told Recycling International following the first-ever Quality First Recycling Conference, held in London this month. Some...
The re-melt operation is operation is designed to develop GARMCO's metal recycling capability, and will increase GARMCO's production capacity by 150% to 200 000 tonnes of aluminium slabs per annum. '...
Stainless steel scrap prices have made further strong progress since our previous report in late January, with the 304 grade advancing from US$ 1240-1290 to US$ 1290-1340 per tonne and the 316...
  Almost nine million vehicles are ready for scrapping in India, according to Surendra Patawari Borad of Gemini Corporation at the latest Metal Recycling Association of India conference. 'Just...
Among the major producers, the biggest year-on-year gains for February were reported by Turkey (+15.6% to 2.739 million tonnes), India (+8.9% to 8.113 million tonnes), South Korea (+8.3% to 5.508...
Germany achieved a 'record' 74.5% recovered paper utilisation last year. The country was able to meet demand for material by importing a 'significant' 4.4 million tonnes from various other EU...
Global demand for aluminium is expected to reach 62.7 million tonnes this year, with China thought likely to record growth of 6.7% to 33.5 million tonnes while the rest of the world is forecast to...
Over the past three months, prime plastic prices in Asia have remained high under the support of good demand - except in the case of China. After the Chinese New Year holidays, the prime plastics...

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