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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…

A record breaking year for RWM

RWM 2019 came and went in a flash, but what a couple of days they truly were. On the 11th…

How drastic decisions have shaped the plastics industry

Not long ago, the international trade in plastics scrap used to be in the region of about 15 million tonnes…

Steinert’s black plastics technology closes the gap between waste and new products

Black plastics represent a particular recovery challenge because they cannot be detected with the optical sorting technology found in standard…

A boost – in more ways than one!

‘Green boost your business’ is the motto under which Komptech is presenting its communications technology Connect! and two all-new and…

Panizzolo is the answer for global recycling innovators

Paying attention to the environment, as much as the optimisation of productivity and costs control, is the ideal combination for…

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…