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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...
By 2025, recycled lithium will represent 9% of the world’s total lithium battery supply. More than 66% of lithium-ion batteries, or 191 000 tonnes, are expected to be recycled in China by that...
Flexible packaging makes up more than 21% of the entire packaging industry. Asia counts as the largest market (40%) and growth in the region is projected to be 5% between 2015 and 2020 as compared to...
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...
Aurubis is eager to expand its geographical boundaries. At the moment, it is particularly exploring business opportunities in South America, North America and Europe. Acquiring other ventures is a...
Output across all 66 nations reporting to the World Steel Association jumped 5.9% from 137.214 million tonnes in October 2016 to 145.254 million tonnes in the corresponding month of 2017. Capacity...
After a tough 2017, industrial demand is expected to rebound by 9% in 2018, largely driven by increasing demand from the petroleum and glass sectors. Meanwhile, global automotive demand is expected...
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...
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...
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...
'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...
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...
Optimism in the marketplace has been boosted by an improvement in all alloying metal prices. Higher nickel values, firmer steel scrap and expectations of an increase in chrome prices in the coming...
Elsewhere, Pakistan’s scrap importers have been prepared to match or better the prices paid by their Indian counterparts who have been rendered largely quiet by elevated international price...
These observations were made as the Germany-based group announced operating earnings before taxes of Euro 211 million for the first nine months of the 2016/17 financial year as compared to Euro 148...
AMI has yet to select a location for the plant, but indicates it will be situated near a manufacturing hub of electronic vehicle batteries. The US company also intends to recycle other valuable...
‘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...
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...
Despite shifting ferrous prices, chrome scrap values have remained within their existing ranges of US$ 320-360 per tonne for 409 material and US$ 420-460 for the 430 quality. News from the...
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...
Poland’s economical performance is ‘epitomised’ by polymer consumption, which surged more than 3.5% between 2009 and 2014, according to a new study by UK research firm Applied...
According to latest figures from the International Copper Study Group, apparent refined usage increased by around 3% year on year to 17.53 million tonnes, mainly as a result of Chinese apparent...
Since Recycling International last reported on the nickel and stainless markets in late October, both have climbed to higher levels. In terms of stainless steel scrap, 304 material has advanced from...
Over the last couple of months, LME nickel has been ranging from around US$ 9650 to US$ 10 800 per tonne, with gains attributed mainly to the proposed nickel mine closures in the Philippines - which...
But across the first seven months of 2016 as a whole, the market was still showing a production deficit of around 264 000 tonnes compared to a shortfall of almost 70 000 tonnes for January-July 2015...
In April, the Indian government had confirmed a decision to ban plastic scrap imports. However, prices were buoyed in early July when the ministry of environment, forests and climate change announced...

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