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Nickel & stainless: early optimism fading

On top of the effect of shaky China-US relations and the expected summer slowdown, the alarm is being raised about…

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…

Basel Convention update bad for scrap trade?

The Basel Convention Conference adopted amendments to reduce ocean plastics debris last Friday. This move will likely impair the trade…

Plastic waste joins ‘amber’ export restrictions

A tightening of the rules for plastic waste exports has been agreed at the 14th Meeting of the Conference of…

Auto-shredder parts spared US tariffs

Components bought from China to be used in end-of-life vehicle shredders in the US have been spared a proposed 25%…

Bühler’s smart cameras please the Queen

New camera technology to detect subtle variations in colour and shading during the sorting of materials including recycled plastics has…

Depolymerisation process ‘important step forward’

DuPont Teijin Films is the latest plastics manufacturer to announce developments in the innovative world of chemical recycling. The joint…

FEAD: create a ‘shock’ demand for recycled materials

Leading waste and resource managers across Europe say the ambitions of the EU’s Circular Economy strategy will only be achieved…

Lobster shells offer green packaging future

An innovative biotech company developing compostable polymers from marine waste such as langoustine shells has had the Royal stamp of…

Ribena re-designs packaging for recyclability

Plastic bottles containing one of the UK’s most popular soft drinks are being redesigned to make them easier to recycle….

How essential are desposit return schemes?

Reverse vending machine specialist Tomra says it has held talks with authorities in China and India over the possible introduction…