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Eurofer supports EU stance on Indonesian nickel exports

A European Union call for an investigation into restrictions imposed by Indonesia on the export of raw materials necessary for…

Scrap traders come to terms with new Chinese standards

Exporters have been warned that new regulations and standards over scrap imported into China continue to make the situation both…

Plastics industry sets out recycling strategy

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has set out a strategy to minimise the export of plastic scrap from the UK…

Medicine pack recycling programme launched

A new scheme to tackle hard-to-recycle medicine blister packs has been introduced in the UK. The Medicine Packet Recycling Programme…

Alabama EAF deal signed

ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel have signed a joint-venture agreement for an electric-arc furnace (EAF) at their existing shared facility in…

Chemical recycling tie-up looks to European expansion

Neste, the Finnish specialist in renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, has acquired a minority stake in Alterra Energy, a…

Carton sector acknowledges reported EU recycling rates will fall

The claimed ‘recyclability’ of the beverage carton in the EU is challenged in a report from the Brussels NGO Zero…

Copper resurgence is here to stay

The continuing strength of copper in the metal markets, with knock-on benefits for the scrap sector, is expected to be…

US scrap exports this year well down

The latest US trade data shows that overall scrap exports from the country during 2020 are down 10% year-on-year compared…

Plastics Pact set direction for European circular economy

An attempt to harmonise and accelerate the Europe-wide development of a circular economy for plastics is the goal of a…

Lockdown boosted UK household recycling

Recent data suggests that changes in lifestyle brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, including working from home, home schooling, less…