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‘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….

Virus impact on global scrap trade ‘fragmented’, says BIR

COVID-19 is having a mixed impact on global recycling markets, according to the Bureau of International Recycling in a new…

Paper sector adjusting to the ‘new normal’

Shutdowns in many countries and people staying at home are changing the business of scrap paper. The year 2020 had…

Stainless steel outlook: Markets in disarray compound weak New Year

The COVID-19 pandemic is heavily impacting all nickel and stainless steel supply chains -when they were already facing weaker prospects….

Non-ferrous scrap outlook: Pandemic throws markets into confusion

Traditional supply and demand is disrupted as industrial production falls across the world and traders assess ‘new normal’. European metal…

Ferrous scrap outlook: Fears justified as virus goes worldwide

The march of the coronavirus around the world results in expected shock to global commerce. Sims and EMR have stopped…

Big jump in Chinese import tonnages

China has announced a marked increase in import quotas for metal scrap, the fifth batch released this year. A total…

BIR: Recyclers caught by unfair shipping costs and red tape

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has added its weight to calls for governments, shipping lines and port authorities to…

DS Smith: paper recycling being maintained

One of the largest paper recycling and packaging companies says its operations are not being disrupted significantly by the coronavirus…