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American mills ‘hungry for OCC’

Paper scrap faced a typically cyclical market – until Covid came. ‘Luckily, there is steady export demand for the USA…

Peeters gets ‘Searious’ about plastic recycling in Morocco

Dutch entrepreneur Willemijn Peeters is helping Morocco clean up its plastic waste and to improve its recycling infrastructure. Her company…

High supply keeps OCC prices in check

The lowest prices for years and low demand from Asia have prompted stockpiling in the US and a growth in…

Spanish soccer professionals score with recycled tyres

UK firm Murfitts Industries has created a soccer pitch made from recycled tyres for Spanish soccer champions FC Barcelona. The…

Traders giving away OCC as prices plumet

Diverting fibre from China to its Asian neighbours is no longer making business sense for Western exporters struggling to find…

Indra opening the door to car recycling in Morocco

French car recycling expert Indra Automobile has won a tender in Morocco, in partnership with Deloitte, to design a end-of-life…

UK exports: mixed paper lower, OCC higher

United Kingdom – The harsh realities of China’s import restrictions are clear to see in latest statistics from the UK’s…

October reversal for UK exports of OCC

United Kingdom – After scaling a 2017 peak in September, UK exports of OCC tumbled 31% year on year in…

OCC to be listed by Norwegian exchange provider

Scandinavia – NOREXECO ASA, a Norwegian exchange services provider for the pulp and paper industry, plans to start listing the…

OCC prices recover on renewed Chinese interest

Asia – Having nosedived around the start of the second quarter, prices paid by Chinese mills for European supplies of…

Dress code: soccer shirts made from PET bottles

Asia – Japanese firm Teijin group has launched a special project to collect used PET bottles and recycle these into…