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Slump and low oil prices batter sector

Economic impact of coronavirus worldwide strangles demand for scrap with few signs of a relief.  No industry has been spared the…

Low prime prices knock embattled secondary markets

Recyclers searching for new markets because of Asian import restrictions are buffeted by a fall in virgin plastics. Written by…

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…

Markets lack lustre as short-term concerns weaken prices

None of the leading metals has shone in recent weeks amid continuing political and economic uncertainties. Meanwhile, Chinese authorities have…

Prices more consistent across most markets

Traders saw less erratic price movements in March and April although early increases of US$ 15 were not sustained. Shipment…

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…

Will rare earth prices increase 50% in the next five years?

The Chinese government has drastically cut backon domestic production of rare earth minerals, according to new data from Adamas Intelligence….

High ferrous scrap prices sustained by healthy demand

Global – Ferrous scrap prices have been recording further gains in recent weeks, although President Trump’€™s decision to impose substantial…

Precious metals prices ‘between two extremes’ in 2018?

Global – Prices for gold may be as high as US$ 1510 or as low as US$ 1120 this year,…

Ferrous scrap prices remain at elevated levels

Global – The final weeks of 2017 brought a strong upward progression in ferrous scrap prices, driven in part by…

Ferrous scrap prices revisit their 2017 peak

Global – With year-end only a few days away, ferrous scrap prices have regained their 2017 peak levels seen in…

Share your shear stories and win a GoPro!

It’s safe to say that scrap shears are the pillars of the recycling industry. But which configurations are the future? Take part in our tech survey and get a shot at winning a cool GoPro camera!

Thousands of scrap shears are driving recycling businesses all over the world. When it comes to different types, an operator may opt for maximum tonnage or flexibility, such as a mobile set-up. An integrated baling system is also gaining popularity. Ultimately, there is no wrong or right shear; it comes down to how you’re going to use it.

Our survey is meant to map the wants and needs of today’s dynamic recycling industry. Voice your opinion here and, who knows, you may be able to capture your recycling facility in action in HD.

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