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Italian recovered paper prices lifted by strong demand

03.03.2021 − Strong demand has provided yet more upward momentum for recovered paper prices in Italy. Not only the packaging grades but also to the deinking grades recorded price increases in February. » more

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PET recycling: prices for bottles and flakes on the rise

02.03.2021 − German PET recyclers reported an increase in demand for clear flakes in February. As expected, prices for these flakes increased over the course of the month. » more

Good export demand lifts ordinary RCP grades in the UK

24.02.2021 − Recovered paper (RCP) collection volumes in the UK declined in February compared with January and are still below the typical level for this time of year. “By the end of January, we had already processed the volumes...» more

Expected price correction on German steel scrap market in February

24.02.2021 − The price rally on the German steel scrap market has been interrupted for now. After ferrous scrap prices rose by more than 50 per cent between October and January, there was – as traders had been expecting – a price...» more

Textiles recyclers suffering due to weak
sales of higher quality sorted grades

17.02.2021 − Germany's second-hand clothing market is still experiencing considerable financial pressure, with market players widely saying that they were "proceeding extremely cautiously". Lower collection volumes for...» more

Export troubles and livelier demand for waste plastics in Germany

04.02.2021 − Ambiguity surrounding the implementation of new rules governing waste plastic exports has created a great deal of confusion on Germany's waste plastics market. » more

German waste wood market caught wrong-footed by subsidy extension

02.02.2021 − The market for waste wood in Germany, and especially in the southern part of the country, has become more dynamic in some cases at the beginning of the year. The typical seasonal dip in volumes occurred at the turn of...» more

Logistics problems causing headaches on British recovered paper market

26.01.2021 − Supply and demand alike are good on the British recovered paper market in January, with prices for mixed paper and old corrugated containers (OCC) pointing higher towards the middle of the month. Current trading...» more

Steel scrap surge drives shift in treatment prices for some e-scrap streams in Germany

25.01.2021 − The market for the treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in Germany at the start of 2021 was shaped by high prices for ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals as well as by good arisings. » more

Prices on German steel scrap market skyrocket

22.01.2021 − Ferrous scrap prices were expected to rise in January, but market participants were stunned by the magnitude of the surge.» more

Decent demand for German PET recyclate in December

12.01.2021 − The year 2020 ended on a relatively calm note for PET recyclers in Germany. As expected, arisings of waste bottles declined in December. Some plants took a longer break over the holidays, while others continued...» more

German steel scrap market ends 2020 with unparalleled rally

21.12.2020 − "Crazy,” "madness”, "a joke” were just a few of the words used by merchants to try to describe recent price developments on Germany’s ferrous scrap market in interviews with EUWID. It is not unusual for prices to climb...» more

German wte market proves robust and stable in a year defined by Covid-19

14.12.2020 − The German market for treatment of mixed municipal waste proved to be fairly stable and robust in a year profoundly affected by the spread of the coronavirus and the ensuing economic downturn.» more

German PET recyclers slightly more upbeat as year ends

09.12.2020 − The beginnings of a trend reversal emerged on the PET bottle recycling market in Germany in November. Prices for post-consumer bottles from deposit systems did not fall any further. In a few cases, recyclers even paid...» more

Germany’s textile recyclers agreed:"2020 was a lost year"

07.12.2020 − The pressures that the German waste textiles market has been operating under for quite some time have been compounded by the worsening Covid-19 pandemic. That being said, the "second wave" was not hitting the...» more

Strong demand buoys recovered paper prices in the UK

25.11.2020 − The drop – or even crash – on the UK recovered paper market which some some market experts had predicted for November failed to materialise. On the contrary, prices for the ordinary grades rose markedly in some cases,...» more

Steel scrap suppliers in Germany increasingly calling for price mark-ups

22.11.2020 − The mood in the market for steel and ferrous scrap is improving. Many steel-processing industries, especially the automotive sector, are ramping up production again after the lockdown-related slump in the first half of...» more

Second lockdown in France sends ordinary RCP grades higher

17.11.2020 − New lockdown measures and stay-at-home orders in France are beginning to have an impact on the recovered paper (RCP) market. Buyers were slowly starting to worry a little about their ability to source their raw material...» more

Waste wood prices still largely stable in Germany

10.11.2020 − There is growing uncertainty on the German waste wood market. Market players identified falling waste wood volumes, particularly from commercial sources, the soaring number of coronavirus infections and the restrictions...» more

Prices for PE film scrap in Germany increase in October

05.11.2020 − Most prices for regrind and recyclate in Germany were unchanged and most recyclers reported continued sideways movement for the month of October. They say they are increasingly seeing last-minute call-offs from...» more

Supply and demand for ordinary RCP grades relatively balanced in France

28.10.2020 − Forecasts made in September that recovered paper (RCP) prices would fall again on the French market in October were not borne out. » more

Supply improves for German WEEE recyclers

28.10.2020 − After some turbulent months of pandemic-related volatility, the situation has now eased again somewhat on the market for waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) recycling in Germany. However, a lack of sales...» more

Steel scrap suppliers resist calls for lower prices in Germany

21.10.2020 − Negotiations between scrap suppliers and steel mills in Germany were protracted in October. Mills were pushing for price cuts. » more

EU ferrous scrap exports to Turkey surge in first half

12.10.2020 − Turkey is becoming an increasingly important consumer of European steel scrap. Some 70 per cent of the iron and steel scrap exports from the 27 EU member states in the first half of 2020 were sent to the Turkish market,...» more

German waste plastics market squeezed by cheap primary plastics and weak demand

07.10.2020 − The situation on the waste plastics market in Germany remained extremely difficult in September and forward visibility was low.» more

German ferrous scrap sees fragile recovery in September

23.09.2020 − Ferrous scrap prices in Germany have risen for the second month in a row. A brisk export business at the beginning of the month combined with a rebound in demand from domestic steel mills.» more

Little change on Germany's waste plastics market

04.09.2020 − The state of Germany’s waste plastics market has not improved in August. Demand picked up a little, but this sometimes came at the cost of prices.» more

Effects of crisis linger amid new hope on German PET bottle recycling market

31.08.2020 − The situation facing PET recyclers remains challenging. While several businesses in Germany were at least in a slightly more upbeat mood in August, others are now worried about their survival. Sales remained weak. After...» more

Exports give a short-lived boost to OCC prices in the UK

26.08.2020 − Recovered paper was becoming more readily available on the British market in August as more and more industrial and retail companies were resuming activity. » more

Brisk export trade sends steel scrap prices higher in Germany

18.08.2020 − Ferrous scrap has become more expensive in Germany in August, in particular in the north of the country. » more