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Price surge continues amid

extreme volume shortage

(D) – The price surge continues on the German recovered paper market. After a very considerable bump in April, prices for the ordinary grades saw an even sharper uptick in May. According to a few market participants, the turbulence caused... more

Recovered paper suppliers capitalise on shortages

in France with significant price increases

(F) – The on-going serious shortage of recovered paper has again sent prices for all grades soaring in France. The mark-ups for ordinary recovered paper grades have been especially dramatic in the past two months. Sources told EUWID that... more

95 per cent of sorting plants

in France up and running again

(F) – Almost all sorting plants in France are operational again after the downtimes seen in March and April. French organisation Citeo reported that 95 per cent of the sorting plants in the country had reopened, which corresponds to a... more

Impact of Covid-19 restrictions

will be felt for long time to come

(D) – The coronavirus and actions taken to curb its spread are causing massive economic damage. Based on the latest forecasts, Germany’s gross domestic product will shrink by more than 6 per cent this year. The coronavirus lockdown... more

Primary PET prices in

free fall in Germany

(D) – Demand for PET packaging for hygiene products remained brisk in May and companies in this market segment expected this situation to remain unchanged at least into June. The containers were no longer sold exclusively on the domestic... more

The non-ferrous scrap

metals market in Germany

(D) – The rebound in metal prices, particularly for copper, gave scrap metal prices a boost. On the wholesale market, both buyers and sellers reported rising prices in Germany. According to the news agency MBI, the wholesale buying-in... more

Consultation on Waste Shipment Regulation

(EU) – The European Commission is continuing its work on an impact assessment for changes to EU waste shipment legislation and has opened a public consultation to solicit feedback. The Commission’s goal remains to limit or... more

V. Sinkevicius: Green Deal "motor and compass"

(EU) – The European Commission’s Green Deal will be the "motor and compass" of the economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis, said EU Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius in mid-May. In a speech to the... more

Danish ministers call for cuts to waste

imports in plans for "green waste sector"

(DK) – If Denmark is to achieve a green transition, it will need to increase recycling and to strengthen the circular economy, but it will also need to reduce the amount of waste incinerated, according to climate minister Dan... more

Plastic tax in Italy

postponed to 2021

(I) – Associations and companies of the Italian plastics industry have been campaigning to have the planned national "plastic tax" postponed, and now their demand has been met. The tax on single-use plastics for packaging... more

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