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Total exports from America surged almost 20% from a little over 11.5 million tonnes in January-November 2016 to approaching 13.78 million tonnes in the corresponding months of 2017, according to...
Turkish mills are showing a healthy demand for scrap at a time of year when supply can be constrained by difficult weather-related conditions. As a result, HMS I/II 80/20 scrap of US and Baltic Sea...
The 'staggering' global total of 44.7 million tonnes is equivalent per capita to 6.1 kg of discarded electronics in 2016 or, as the United Nations points out, to almost 4500 Eiffel Towers. The figure...
The uncertainty surrounding China's policy has led many suppliers to develop their own processing of mixed metals, Chiao points out in the division's latest Mirror publication. Suppliers are also...
Collection and recycling of discarded products, combined with the recycling of manufacturing scrap, yielded well over 8 million tonnes of recycled metal in 2015. Meanwhile, China is said to have had...
Tracing the origin of gold and where it eventually ends up can be quite difficult, Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS) observes. Transparency among all who handle gold products and by products, as well as...
Stakeholders are being asked to comment on how any taxpayer-funded initiative ‘could be designed so that it complements existing schemes, represents value for money, is deliverable without...
Refined copper supply has been bolstered by rising secondary production from scrap, with the eight-month total of 2.771 million tonnes representing an increase of 10% from last year’s 2.515...
The project, to be implemented by mid-2018, will include a new building to house a 21-ton rotary furnace capable of melting various forms of aluminium scrap. ‘It will incorporate state-of-the-...
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...
ISRI 2018 will provide scrap recyclers from around the world with the educational and networking opportunities, product showcases and industry news needed to maximise their time, money and return on...
South East Asia has been taking 10-15% of Europe's exports of plastics scrap compared to 55%-plus for China. However, news is emerging of many new planned investments in South East Asia's recycling...
The ICSG has lowered its expectations for world apparent refined usage this year to 1% from the 2% mooted in April. 'We have revised down the expected growth for 2017 based on weaker than anticipated...
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...
Market participants are reporting a current balance between supply and demand but are expecting lower offers for the remainder of the year. The combination of low interest rates and satisfactory...
'As an industry, we are seeing increasing demand for lightweight, high-strength aluminium from global automotive customers based on aluminium's ability to provide equal or better quality, strength...
For the purposes of the proprietary water-based electrochemical lead recycling technology, there are already 15 modules 'onsite and in place' at the company's facility in McCarran, Nevada - with a...
A prosthetic hand doesn't come cheap, costing as much as AU$ 4000 (US$ 3000) when manufactured conventionally, notes Sara Rickards, co-founder of RE:PURPOSE FOR GOOD. But according to the biomedical...
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...
'The quality of recycled plastic materials remains the biggest barrier to a stronger use of recyclates as raw materials,' the survey concludes. Also, only 27% of the European plastics converting...
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....
Crude steel capacity utilisation for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (WSA) was 73.5% in September - an increase of 2.8 percentage points over the same month in 2016 and 0.6...
'India represents a big potential market for stainless steel recycling,' stressed guest speaker C. P. Gupta, chairman and managing director of Ambica Steels which is claimed to be the country's...
Aluminium scrap shipments to leading outlet China surged 13.5% to 521 277 tonnes - but this percentage gain was eclipsed by increases of 23.3% and 20.2% in US deliveries to, respectively, South Korea...
At the meeting, delegates witnessed the unveiling of a website - www.globalrecyclingday.com - dedicated to next year’s first-ever Global Recycling Day. With this launch and that of the Global...
‘All of stainless steel’s major intrinsic alloys have rallied somewhat during the year in terms of price and so some correction during the fourth quarter would not come as a surprise,...
In the world recycling organisation’s latest ‘World Mirror on Non-Ferrous Metals’, its advisor on Chinese regulatory and policy developments Ma Hongchang points out that revisions...
Lefort America’s new base is at Sunrise in the state of Florida. ‘Our newly-acquired building now gives us nearly 15 000 square feet of combined office and warehouse space, which will...
Novelis's state-of-the-art facility at Nachterstedt in Germany processes more than 400 000 tonnes of aluminium scrap per annum and the company recycles more than 60 billion post-consumer beverage...

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