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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…

African markets seek higher quality used clothing

In recent months, we have seen a slight easing of values of original unsorted used clothing, although some might say…

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…

How is the British recycling sector shaping up?

As we move towards 2020 and the deadline for many long-term goals on recycling and sustainable business, it’s easy to…

Idromec’s Triple Baler IHD 3C

The world of scrap metal processing machines boasts a variety of solutions, designed for various types of materials, for multiple…

More scrap grades added to China’s hit list

The import of eight grades of non-ferrous and ferrous scrap into China is being stopped from 1 July with analysts…

SABIC looks to crack waste plastic

Chemical manufacturer SABIC is planning a demonstration plant in the Netherlands to test the use of low quality, contaminated mixed…

Concrete ideas about sustainable buildings

Insights into a sustainable strategy by the authorities in the German city of Heidelberg was one of the highlights of…

New technology boosts phosphorus recycling

Three plants recovering phosphorus from incinerated sewage sludge are being planned for Germany, Denmark and Sweden. Danish engineering specialist COWI…

Ban on selected single-use plastics proposed for UK

The UK Government has announced plans to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds….