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Dramatic situation on waste plastics market

08.12.2017 − "Parts of the market will have to be reinvented," said a waste plastics merchant in Germany describing the dramatic situation which has followed in the wake of tightened Chinese import regulations. » more

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Prices for German post-consumer PET bottles climb again

05.12.2017 − November brought little meaningful change for German PET recyclers. While the amount of bottles arriving at recycling plants in the first half of the month rose somewhat, not all recyclers were well supplied and the...» more

Steel scrap prices increase again in Germany

21.11.2017 − Following October's price cuts, steel scrap prices moved in the opposite direction in Germany in November. » more

Prices for clear PET flakes climb again

07.11.2017 − A scarcity of post-consumer PET bottles and strong demand for clear flakes, particularly from film manufacturers, were again shaping the German market in October. .» more

Waste wood market in Germany relatively balanced

02.11.2017 − “There is no oversupply of waste wood, but there is enough material to go around,” market participants told EUWID. » more

Ferrous scrap prices decline in Germany

24.10.2017 − With German steel mills busy, but scrap export demand down, steel scrap prices in Germany have declined markedly of late. » more

High arisings continue on the German waste textiles market

13.10.2017 − Very high arisings of original collected stock continue to leave a mark on Germany’s waste textiles market. Sorters are thus entering the strongest season for collection with stock levels that are much higher than...» more

German waste plastics market still under pressure due to export problems

04.10.2017 − In September, demand for waste plastics increased somewhat on the German market. However, the situation on the Far East export market remained difficult. Shipments to China continued at a low level. Monthly export...» more

UK recovered paper exports to China 25% of normal levels

28.09.2017 − Collection volumes were failing to live up to expectations on the British recovered paper market in September. However, this was in keeping with the longer-term trend and did not pose any problems, especially as demand...» more

German steel scrap prices reach highest level since 2014

20.09.2017 − The upward trend on the German ferrous scrap market that started in June continued in September, bringing prices to a level not seen since January 2014. At the beginning of the month, prices took an initial jump before...» more

German steel scrap exports up by 100,000 tonnes at the mid-year

08.09.2017 − In the first six months of the current year, a total of 4.27 million tonnes of steel scrap were exported from Germany. This was around 100,000 tonnes more» more

Situation on German waste plastics market "more dramatic than 2008"

28.08.2017 − Conditions in some segments of the German waste plastics market were dramatic in August. Grades such as commercial film, which has until now primarily been shipped to China, were particularly severely affected....» more

Prices for clear PET flakes rise further

24.08.2017 − Demand for clear PET flakes has not let up in Germany in August. The majority of recyclers had been able to raise prices because the primary PET price had jumped unexpectedly. » more

Steel scrap prices up sharply in Germany

22.08.2017 − Ferrous scrap prices on the German domestic market moved markedly higher in August. The most important sources of momentum came from the deep sea export market. Demand from Turkish mills was strong at the moment, and...» more

Original collected stock plentiful on German used textiles market

15.08.2017 − Germany’s waste textiles market is experiencing relatively abundant availability of original collected stock for the time of year. "Stocks of original collected material are very high, and swap bodies are full,"...» more

Waste wood market in Germany stable and balanced

01.08.2017 − The German waste wood market in July was largely stable and balanced, quite the opposite of conditions a year earlier. » more

Plastic sales remain major problem for German WEEE recyclers

31.07.2017 − The introduction of tighter import restrictions in China is currently the central topic of discussion among German recyclers of waste electrical and electronic waste (WEEE). Revenues from the sale of recyclables have...» more

Export demand drives up French recovered paper prices

25.07.2017 − France’s recovered paper market found itself amidst the calm before the storm in June. Rising prices for exports to the Far East had yet to trickle down to the domestic market. This calm quickly gave way in July. Prices...» more

Export demand lifts steel scrap prices in Germany

18.07.2017 − Following declines in the previous months, ferrous scrap prices strengthened again on the German market in July.» more

Clear PET flakes more expensive again in June

10.07.2017 − Despite a marked increase in PET bottle arisings in June, the trend of recent months has not changed. In June, recyclers again recorded a strong demand for clear flakes. The demand for flakes was again fuelled by the...» more

Export threat moderates German commercial waste incineration market

14.06.2017 − All was calm on the German market for the management of non-hazardous commercial waste in the first half of this year. After two years of turbulence, marked by a shortage of waste incineration capacity and rising...» more

Liquidity a major problem on the German waste textiles market

07.06.2017 − "Liquidity is the central problem facing the industry," virtually all market players active in Germany’s waste textiles business agree. Businesses were constantly running after even the smallest sums and issuing payment...» more

Ferrous scrap prices yield slightly again in Germany

22.05.2017 − Following a mild decline in April, the ferrous scrap prices on the German market slipped slightly once again in May. The continued good demand from the integrated steel mills meant that new scrap prices were by and...» more

Prices for ordinary recovered paper grades rise in the UK

17.05.2017 − Prices for ordinary recovered paper grades have staged a marked recovery on the British market since the middle of April and have been climbing week after week since then. However, experts felt that there could be no...» more

Waste plastics exports from Germany to Far East nosedive

10.05.2017 − The waste plastics market was very subdued in April. Exports to the Far East pretty much collapsed. High freight rates for shipments to the Far East, a strong euro and strict inspections on containers in Chinese ports...» more

Weak plastics sales plague German WEEE recyclers

03.05.2017 − The situation for WEEE recyclers in Germany has only improved slightly in recent weeks. Recyclers were pleased that metal prices have risen lately. However, they said they could not fully benefit from this because...» more

Lower steel scrap prices in Germany

20.04.2017 − Following a strong increase in March, German ferrous scrap prices have softened again in April.» more

Strong growth in aluminium scrap exports from the EU

11.04.2017 − According to Eurostat data, the 28 EU member states exported about 941,000 tonnes of aluminium scrap valued at €1.07bn to countries outside the EU last year. This is a ten per cent increase.» more

Prices for used PET bottles rise again in Germany

05.04.2017 − Demand from recyclers in Germany for PET bottles remained good to very good in most cases in March, while supplies were weaker owing to consumption patterns.» more

Strong growth in EU ferrous scrap exports in 2016

30.03.2017 − Following a drop by nearly 20 per cent in the year before, ferrous scrap exports from the EU grew again in 2016. » more