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Over recent weeks, scrap buyers in Turkey have steered clear of the deep-sea market for long periods following the USA’s announcement of a 25% tariff on steel imports and a subsequent drop-off...
By the end of 2019, the prohibition will be extended to stainless steel scraps and non-ferrous scrap excluding aluminium and copper. The announcement from Beijing follows the import ban placed on 24...
Overseas shipments of mixed paper dropped from 264 049 tonnes in early 2017 to 229 425 tonnes, not least because of China’s new import stance. The UK’s exports of OCC, meanwhile, edged 0....
Steel demand in the developed world is expected to increase by 1.8% in 2018 and 1.1% in 2019 whereas the emerging and developing economies (excluding China) will see growth in 2018 and 2019 of,...
The European plastics scrap market remained virtually silent in March without any improvement in prices. Suppliers are constantly searching for better prices but there is no support from the market...
US plastics scrap shipments to China dwindled from 150 630 tonnes in January-February 2017 to 10 476 tonnes in this year’s corresponding period. The three largest export markets for US plastics...
Declines were also recorded for all other grades of recovered paper, including corrugated (-16.6% year on year), pulp substitutes (-60%) and printed news (-43.5%). In revenue terms, China still...
Production across the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (WSA) amounted to 131.791 million tonnes for an increase of 3.5% over the 127.338 million tonnes of February last year....
NSW’s environment minister Gabrielle Upton has announced the availability of the financial support so the region’s councils can offset the costs of kerbside recycling. The ‘...
Among the leading steelmaking nations, Turkey registered this January’s largest year-on-year increase in production of 7.6% to 3.174 million tonnes, followed by South Korea (+2.7% to 6.125...
The UK 'has been trying to locate newer markets since the possibility emerged that China might shut its door', explains Duff & Phelps' managing director Geoff Bouchier. 'In the absence of...
According to latest figures from the International Copper Study Group (ICSG), the 1.5% decrease in primary production to 17.557 million tonnes contributed to a refined copper output total of 21.404...
Turkey remained the runaway leader in terms of US scrap imports with its purchases climbing 14.1% year on year to 3.631 million tonnes. China upped its order by an identical percentage in buying 1....
Latest figures from the Confederation of Paper Industries and HM Revenue & Customs reveal that the UK - Europe's largest exporter of recovered paper - shipped out 1.441 million tonnes of mixed...
Gomez’s company Pissalab delivers computers to government bodies and industries in Mexico. ‘For every new installed computer, I have to take back the old one,’ he told Recycling...
The increase was boosted by accelerated growth of 4.7% in China as compared to 2.9% in the previous year, with strong gains also reported for Brazil and Russia. Japan registered moderate growth and...
The new plant will process around 10 to 15 000 tonnes of plastic film every year and provide employment for a crew of 40. It will be constructed at the existing site in Corby, which Beauparc owns...
In the first batch of import licences issued by the Ministry of Environmental Protection on December 26, seven enterprises were approved for a total of 188 601 tons of mixed metals; and in the second...
Next on the list comes the USA with an increase of 4% in its crude steel production last year to 81.64 million tonnes, followed by Russia (+1.3% to an estimated 71.34 million tonnes) and South Korea...
'These are two of the largest metal recyclers in the UK,' states the authority. 'As part of its initial investigation, the CMA found that EMR and MWR were the two main companies offering to purchase...
From a 2017 peak of almost 76 000 tonnes in February, volumes slumped to 13 864 tonnes in November - the last month for which figures are currently available. The sharpest decline was from August to...
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...
UK paper and board production climbed 4.6% year on year to 3.544 million tonnes in the opening 11 months of 2017, with all sectors - including graphic papers - posting increases when viewed against...
So far, 'only 9.3 tonnes' of plastic scrap have been approved to enter China this month, states Dr Wong in an email to CSPA members. It is stressed that this is more than a 99% reduction compared...
With just one month of 2017 to go, global crude steel production was running 5.4% ahead of its 2016 pace as all major producers upped their numbers - with the notable exception of Japan and Ukraine....
The service is targeted at a range of stakeholders along the food and beverage supply chain, including packaging designers, food manufacturers, brand owners and retailers. It will also serve those...
In his New Year message to BIR members, Brunet describes developments in China as 'a real game-changer'. He states: 'My feeling is that there will be no real way back, that our industry has to comply...
World refined copper production climbed 0.5% to 17.495 million tonnes in the first nine months of 2017, with a 1.3% decline in primary production to 14.378 million tonnes more than offset by a...
Using HM Revenue & Customs' export data along with stats from the National Packaging Waste Database, the company has extrapolated the growth seen in alternative destinations during 2016 and 2017...
India's Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari declared that plans are underway to implement sustainable shipbreaking practices in the country. India has introduced Shipbreaking Code 2013, he pointed out....

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