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WSA: world steel capacity utilisation nears 75% in March

Global – The world’s steelmakers achieved a long-time-high 74.5% capacity utilisation rate in March – outstripping February by 0.9 percentage…

Plastics: a big industry with a bold future

The Netherlands – Almost 200 000 tonnes of plastics are produced in Europe every day, according to Ton Emans, president…

The plastics pioneers of 2018 revealed

The Netherlands – Every household has one, though we don’t think much about it. What is it? The vacuum cleaner….

Ferrous scrap losses limited by generally good demand

Worldwide – Since our previous ferrous scrap report in mid-March, prices have drifted lower in some of the key importing…

Aluminium packaging recycling on the up in the UK

Europe – The UK’€™s recycling rate for aluminium drinks cans climbed from 70% in 2016 to 72% the following year…

China says it will extend import ban to yet more recyclables

Asia – The Chinese government has listed more recyclable materials that will be prohibited for import over the course of…

UK mixed paper exports slide 13%-plus in early 2018

Global – Compared to January-February 2017, mixed paper exports from the UK tumbled 13.1% in the first two months of…

Greater quality control for C&D waste recyclers within reach?

Germany – Currently upwards of 461 million tons per year of increasingly complex construction and demolition waste are generated in…

Sierra brings new two-ram baler to Vegas

United States – Sierra International Machinery revealed a novelty at this week’€™s ISRI expo in Las Vegas; its REB4 Two-Ram…

WSA: world steel demand to remain on upward curve

Worldwide – Global steel demand will climb 1.8% this year to slightly more than 1.616 billion tonnes and by a…

Proliferation of recycling investments

Global – While China has been introducing its ‘€˜Blue Sky 2018’€™ initiative to help prevent plastic scrap imports by non-authorised…