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ETRMA: ELT recovery rate reaches 95 per cent in 2019

(EU) – Slightly fewer tyres reached end of life in 2019 than in 2018, while the amount of end-of-life-tyres (ELTs) recycled or undergoing energy recovery increased. As a result, the recovery rate increased from 91 per cent in 2018 to 95... more

Packaging grades become cheaper as prices

for woodfree RCP grades rise in the UK

(UK) – May was a real mixed bag for the British recovered paper (RCP) market. Prices for mass grades tumbled sharply but still remained relatively high. At the same time, hardly any price cuts were instituted for sorted graphic paper for... more

Supply of ordinary recovered paper grades

tighter than expected in Italy in May

(I) – Italy’s recovered paper market has not yet settled down. Prices for ordinary grades had only just started to recede from early April’s peaks when reports of low collection volumes and minor upward pressure began to... more

Upcoming market reports

The next issue of EUWID Recycling and Waste Management in print and e-paper editions will appear on 16 June. It will contain the monthly market reports on waste plastics, post-consumer PET bottles and recovered paper in Germany... more

Supply shortage continues

to determine prices in May

(D) – In view of the shortage of raw materials and the high demand from the packaging industry, as well as from almost all other sectors, prices on the German market for primary standard commodity plastics were once again trending... more

Strong demand from domestic and international

markets pushes scrap prices higher in May

(D) – Over the past few weeks, the German steel scrap market saw another significant price jump. Even though ferrous scrap merchants had been optimistic in their expectations for business in May, scrap traders were surprised by the... more

The non-ferrous scrap

metal market in Germany

(D) – The LME copper price fell for the second week in succession, landing below the $10,000 mark. Prices on the non-ferrous scrap metal market followed the metal exchange prices lower. According to the news agency MBI, the wholesale... more

European Court of Auditors: Achievement

of EU WEEE collection targets in peril

(EU) – The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is highlighting slow progress made towards EU collection targets for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in a new report. Indeed, there is still a significant gap between member... more

Turkey bans import of polyethylene waste

(TR) – The Turkish government has announced a ban on the import of plastic waste falling under commodity code 3915.10.00.00. This material, "waste, parings and scrap of ethylene", generally consists of LDPE and HDPE wastes. The... more

Companies and institutions appearing in the current issue



Biffa 5


Chiho Environmental Group 4

Covanta 5


Derichebourg 3

Dublin County Council 5


ECA (European Court of... more

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