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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…

The world reopens for business – slowly

The latest BIR update on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global recycling industry suggests many markets are…

Bleak future for smaller recyclers

A leading plastic recycler has warned that smaller recycling companies may not survive the Covid-19 pandemic as they struggle with…

Pandemic poses paper supply problem

The Covid-19 crisis has presented the secondary paper markets with a bonus of higher demand and prices but also a…

Steel producers struggle to regain momentum

The European stainless steel industry is resuming production but the future is said to be uncertain as the continent is…

‘Demand for scrap remains solid in all markets’

Greg Schnitzer, president of BIR’s ferrous division, expects markets to open and close as waves of COVID-19 disrupt business for…

Government orders end of Indian port penalties

The Indian government has ordered major ports on the country to stop levying various charges on businesses whose containers are…

Chinese investment shows Britain the way

A new plastics facility in the northern English city of Leeds is almost certainly the UK’s first Chinese-owned recycling operation….