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Steel demand picks up after Covid – except in China

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) believes that demand for steel this year will grow by 4.5%, a significant rise on…

Aurubis pledges sustainable future

Copper giant Aurubis has unveiled a new slogan – Tomorrow Metals by Aurubis – to emphasise the group’s continuing focus…

Historic coin maker targets e-waste

The Royal Mint, the historic producer of coins for the UK and other countries, is to recover gold and possibly…

Death toll mounts at Bangladeshi ship-breaking yards

Campaigners against the breaking of ships in unsophisticated and often illegal yards in Bangladesh say they have recorded the worst…

Focus more on end-of-waste criteria, Commission told

Recyclers have urged the European Commission to accelerate the development of end-of-waste (EoW) criteria for secondary material streams as it…

Higher prices boost value of US scrap exports

US exports of recycled commodities during the first eight months of 2021 were more than 60% higher than the same period…

Reused and recycled textiles offer sustainable future, says TRA

Clothing recyclers have emphasised the sustainable nature of their industry, quoting research indicating the sale of 100 used garments displaces…

Logistics costs hamper recovering markets

With shipping rates at an 11-year high rate, US and EU scrap exporters struggle to match competitor prices. Prices may…

Recycling of flexible film in the EU expands

The capacity for recycling flexible film in the EU grew by 10% in 2020, according to Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE)…

Rosy trading picture persists – despite challenges

Strong prices have been sustained as markets adjust to more normal trading arrangements as pandemic restrictions ease. The boom in…