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Top ten ‘recycling heroes’ named

Global Recycling Day has been marked with the first international awards to individuals and groups from around the world who…

Farm plastics under the microscope

Research is underway into the life cycle and waste management of both conventional and biodegradable plastics used by the agricultural…

Ferrous scrap traders nervous over China health crisis

Market fears Chinese shutdown to tackle virus will hit global supply chains and demand for secondary materials. Below is a…

All quiet after end-of-year price boost

Scrap prices for freight heading to Turkey continued to rise through November and December with the other global markets mirroring…

Hopes rise on improved US-China relations

The first quarter of 2020 will see some notable political milestones. On the one hand, the beginning of an agreement…

Continued market uncertainty across the sector

China’s growing production dominance and Indonesia’s control on ore supplies are a market challenge At the London Metal Exchange last…

China accepts scrap metal is not solid waste

An announcement from the Chinese Government setting out plans to implement a new standards regime for imports of recycled copper,…

EV battery potential inspires Enva group’s latest takeover

The expanding Enva group, with operations across the UK and Ireland, has acquired British battery specialist SAR Recycling Ltd.  Based…

New additives offer recycling boost for PP and PE

A major challenge for plastics recyclers – the degradation of products during their lifetimes – could be overcome thanks to…

UK metals recycling body marks 100th birthday

Hundreds of UK metal recyclers have gathered in London to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their association. In 1919, a…

Joint venture targets greater recycling in China

Subsidiaries of the Danish Bjørn Thorsen (BT) group have established a joint venture with partners in China to produce advanced…