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The number 'essentially has remained constant since 2014' when the publication last printed its roll-call of shredder operations, notes publisher Kent Kiser. Of the 359 units, 316 can be found in the...
Around 240 000 mattresses and box springs have been recycled by Cascade Alliance members since its launch back in 2013, saving communities as much as US$ 481 465 in refuse bills while recovering 15...
In European recycled containerboard, the group implemented a Euro 60 per tonne hike in the first quarter, with additional increases announced for April. ‘Overall demand for recycled...
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...
‘The global PET market has been picking up steam as the demand for recyclable plastic has been growing at an exponential rate,’ analysts assert. They cite ‘soaring demand’ for...
In March, China’s crude steel output entered uncharted territory in reaching 71.995 million tonnes - the highest for any single month. The country’s production amounted to more than 201...
He will remain on the LME board and will continue as a member of the management committee of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEX), of which the LME is a wholly-owned subsidiary. Chamberlain...
Up to 220 kg of scrap must be used for every tonne of steel produced in the country by 2020, whereas calculations by the China Association of Metal Scrap Utilisation suggest the scrap usage average...
In an ever more competitive world, recyclers are eager to sink their teeth into a steady stream of material. At the same time, the number of shredders on the market continues to grow. In this...
However, production growth in China easily outstripped the world average in leaping 15.7% year on year to 24.938 million tonnes, thereby accounting for more than 55% of total world output in 2016. In...
‘Scrap companies lose over US$ 200 million a year because of fraud, contract cancellations and material quality issues,’ says Chris Yerbey, founder and ceo of Scrap Connection. ‘...
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...
During the first six months of this year, ALBA traded 695 000 tonnes of ferrous scrap compared to 1.1 million tonnes in the same period in 2015 while its non-ferrous volumes fell from 183 000 tonnes...
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 company had previously forecasted a deficit in excess of 1 million tonnes based on a smaller supply increase of 2%. As regards leading outlets for the light metal, Alcoa is anticipating a global...
Van Gansewinkel is among the largest waste and recycling businesses in the region while Shanks is third in size. By coming together in this way, the pair will have 'a stronger and complementary'...
Contributing to the Materials Recycling World magazine, he points out that a large proportion of the UK’s business is conducted with EU member states, with free trade having helped to support...
‘The launch of our three new shredders proves that Lindner’s main focus is on flexibility,’ announced Lindner Recyclingtech’s product manager Stefan Scheiflinger. ‘The...
Dr Steve Wong, executive president of the China Scrap Plastics Association, confirms that Beijing has been debating reforms to its solid waste import regulations as part of its clampdown on...
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...
The comprehensive two day conference will take place in the country's capital from 15-16 September at the Kish International Convention Centre. The event will focus on global market trends as well as...
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...
The event will focus on copper’s reuse and recycling dynamics, touching upon such subjects as: mining versus recycled copper; economic developments and copper prices; latest market trends in...
'On the supply side, a forecast of 3% growth in 2016 relies upon a 14% rebound in recycled supply,' notes the WPIC. 'Meanwhile, sentiment-driven supply from vaulted investor holdings looks less...
Speaking at the Rusmet scrap metals conference held this week in Moscow, Jafarinejad confirmed that Iran's steelmakers are to boost capacity and upgrade technology, for which expertise from Europe...
In our market report concluded on February 24, cfr price indications for shipments from Europe to Turkey were US$ 170-175 per tonne for standard quality HMS I/II 80/20 scrap and US$ 175-180 per tonne...

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