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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…

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…

Share your shear stories and win a GoPro!

It’s safe to say that scrap shears are the pillars of the recycling industry. But which configurations are the future? Take part in our tech survey and get a shot at winning a cool GoPro camera!

Thousands of scrap shears are driving recycling businesses all over the world. When it comes to different types, an operator may opt for maximum tonnage or flexibility, such as a mobile set-up. An integrated baling system is also gaining popularity. Ultimately, there is no wrong or right shear; it comes down to how you’re going to use it.

Our survey is meant to map the wants and needs of today’s dynamic recycling industry. Voice your opinion here and, who knows, you may be able to capture your recycling facility in action in HD.

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