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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…

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…