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China recovery eases global steel headache

The World Steel Association (Worldsteel) has forecast a 6.4% contraction in steel demand this year because of the Covid-19 crisis…

More market insecurity to come

A sober forecast of an even more challenging second half of 2020 has been delivered to the non-ferrous sector by…

What next after Covid-19?

Recyclers who have learned to cope with running businesses during the coronavirus pandemic are now trying to assess how markets…

Textile glut fear as restrictions ease

Charities in the UK are concerned about an avalanche of unwanted clothing and other items when their High Street shops…

Steel recycling held up in 2019

The final crude steel figures for 2019 show a 3.4% increase in global output – but the only growth was…

Battery menace costs recyclers millions

The crippling cost of scrapyard fires caused by batteries is set out starkly in a Europe-wide survey of site operators….

Virus alerts danger of unsustainable supply chains

A growing awareness of the risks of depending on other countries for key products or materials is one result of…

Upbeat mood for copper despite pandemic

Buoyancy in the international copper market despite the crippling impact of the Covid-19 pandemic was cited by experts taking part…

Ferrous market stutters after Spring freeze

Ferrous scrap prices in the US have recovered after the initial shock of the coronavirus pandemic but, with much lower…

US monthly scrap exports down on 2019

Latest trade data released by the US Commerce Department shows total US scrap exports in March were close to three…

International used clothing markets stifled

International markets for used clothing are closed because of the direct ban on imports, lockdown measures or through other extraneous…