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FEVE reports recycling rate of 76 per cent for Europe

(EU) – Three out of four glass bottles and jars were recycled in the 28 member states of the EU in 2017, according to the European Container Glass Federation FEVE. "The high glass collection for recycling rate of 76 per cent shows... more

China issues more Q4 import

licences for non-ferrous scrap

(PRC) – In the 14th batch of licences released this year, Chinese officials authorised imports of a further 11,110 tonnes of high-quality copper scrap grades. The licences for the "furnace ready" category six copper scrap were... more

Recovered paper exporter Winfibre closes office in the Netherlands

(EU) – Recovered paper purchaser Winfibre, formerly known as Mark Lyndon International, closed its Rotterdam site on 31 October. The office supplied raw materials to Chinese papermaker Lee & Man, procuring recovered paper all over... more

China publishes new batch

of licences for RCP imports

(PRC) – The 14th batch of licences for recovered paper (RCP) imports to China covers 42,370 tonnes and takes the total volumes of licences year-to-date to 10.74 million tonnes. Lee & Man received licences covering 20,190 tonnes, while... more

Italian recovered paper prices

keep to downward trend

(I) – Italian recovered paper prices continued to tumble. Virtually all grades became cheaper again in October. Markdowns for a number of deinking grades were especially pronounced. Prices for ordinary grades were already very low and... more

Demand for primary PET

declines in Germany

(D) – Following an August and a September in which warm weather boosted beverage industry sales, demand for virgin PET grades softened at the beginning of the fourth quarter in Germany. The yielding demand was typical for this time of... more

Waste plastics business

remains tough in Germany

(D) – Plastics recycling is under pressure amidst mediocre to weak demand in many sectors in Germany. Regranulate and regrind prices often headed lower in October, especially since primary plastics prices remain comparatively low and are... more

Demand for flakes weakens again in October

(D) – PET recyclers in Germany remain under pressure because of the extremely cheap spot-market offers for the primary resin. In addition, converters have weaker demand for flakes. This is now true even for coloured flakes, which until... more

EUWID Index: Material Value of Fridges and Freezers for Recycling


The non-ferrous scrap

metals market in Germany

(D) – The LME copper price was on the upswing and moved only slightly below the $6,000/t mark last week. Scrap traders reported firm purchasing and selling prices for copper grades. According to the news agency MBI, the wholesale... more

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