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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...
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....
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...
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,...
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...
Red and white plastic were practically drowning the Dutch shores, says Fitzroy. The company suggests moving towards a cleaner world by rethinking one of the favourite ways of consuming: drinking. And...
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...
'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...
  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...
Some 7.5 billion plastic bags, 10 billion cardboard boxes and 17 billion metres of wrapping tape were used to ship China’s parcels in 2015. ‘In China, an average of 57 million packages...
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...
Polyethylene scrap accounted for almost 61 000 tonnes of the January 2017 export total for a year-on-year gain of 37% while overseas shipments of PET scrap surged 117% to 28 600 tonnes, according to...
‘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. ‘...
December began like a breath of fresh air for the European plastic scrap market. Whereas November had been sluggish in terms of demand and prices, the final month of 2016 produced a jump in values...
According to data from the Census Bureau and International Trade Commission, leading buyer Turkey slashed its US ferrous scrap purchases by more than 21% - from 3.961 million tonnes in 2015 to 3.123...
China’s steelmaking capacity closures have been ‘more aggressive than anyone may have anticipated’ and have included the move to close all induction furnaces, said to represent an...
In China, meanwhile, industry is having to adapt to ever-stricter rules which are partly behind the announcement from the country’s biggest zinc smelter that it is to cut production. In late...
As for fibre prices, OCC strengthened from US$ 170-plus per tonne at the start of October to end the year at US$ 180-plus whereas mixed paper climbed from US$ 143-plus to US$ 158-plus over the same...
In October last year, the most recent month for which figures are available, US scrap plastics exports totalled 365.65 million pounds (166 000 tonnes) for a 3.1% increase over September. However,...
Mexico's purchases of US scrap soared 34% year on year from 952 053 tonnes to 1.277 million tonnes while India took delivery of 976 880 tonnes in January-November last year for an increase of 8% over...
The 479 515 tonnes easily outstripped the 394 922 tonnes of the same month last year and took the running total for 2016 to 4.103 million tonnes - an increase of 2.1% over the 4.02 million tonnes of...
In totalling just 592 875 tonnes in September, the country's collections were lower than for any month since August last year when 564 725 tonnes was amassed. UK exports also recorded their lowest...
Latest figures from the US Census Bureau and US International Trade Commission show that China received 502 960 tonnes of plastics scrap from America in the opening eight months of this year compared...
The weighted price of scrap plastic exports also saw an increase. At 17.27 dollar cents per pound, the price was up 2.3%from its July standing. However, with 1.035 million tonnes of scrap plastics...

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