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Waste plastics prices largely stable in Germany

07.12.2018 − Most traders and recyclers described business on the German waste plastics market as quiet.» more

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Low river levels prolong German
steel scrap market's transport woes

20.11.2018 − Low water levels in Germany’s rivers remain are the dominating issue on the ferrous scrap market. Although there was some rain again recently, river levels have risen only slightly so far. In the south of Germany rivers...» more

German recovered paper prices steady in October

19.11.2018 − Prices remained relatively stable on the German recovered paper market in October. The market was quite balanced, with only occasional reports that special volumes of supermarket corrugated paper and board could fetch...» more

Waste wood sector well supplied ahead of winter

31.10.2018 − With just a few exceptions, operators active in Germany’s waste wood business are in comparatively relaxed mood looking ahead to winter. » more

Drought "disastrous" for German steel scrap logistics

22.10.2018 − Many a German scrap merchant can be found with an eye to the sky. "Everyone is waiting for it to rain,” one market player said. The ongoing drought in Germany is sending river levels lower – with severe ramifications...» more

Crisis looms for German waste textiles market

15.10.2018 − Germany’s waste textiles sector is sailing into increasingly treacherous waters: Uncertainty among market players is growing, with some already describing the situation as a crisis. EUWID sources were predicting a "hot"...» more

European waste plastics increasingly exported to Malaysia, Vietnam and Turkey

04.10.2018 − The new Chinese "environmental protection standards for imported waste as raw material" have fundamentally altered international trade flows for waste plastics. » more

Ferrous scrap prices sag in Germany on
excess supply and lower export demand

24.09.2018 − In their September price negotiations with scrap dealers, steel mills were occasionally able to achieve considerable price markdowns. "They had the upper hand," one merchant told EUWID. During the summer months, steel...» more

EU recovered paper exports down sharply in first half

19.09.2018 − The 28 member states of the EU exported significantly less recovered paper to countries outside the European Union in the first half of the year. According to recently released figures from the EU statistical office...» more

"Enormous" PET bottle arisings in Germany

24.08.2018 − The market for post-consumer PET bottles continues to be impacted by the summer heatwave.» more

High arisings bring lower prices for post-consumer PET bottles in Germany

06.08.2018 − PET recyclers in Germany are currently very well supplied with bottles, as arisings continue to grow because of the heatwave.» more

Waste wood availability significantly up in Germany

03.08.2018 − Waste wood supplies were relatively tight on the German market until June, but are now more than adequate.» more

Stable steel scrap prices on balanced market in Germany

17.07.2018 − It was a calm trading month for the German steel scrap trade. "The volumes that came in were also easy to sell. And all at largely unchanged prices," one EUWID respondent said of the current market.» more

Good supply of used PET bottles in Germany

09.07.2018 − Germany is currently experiencing plentiful arisings of PET bottles as the warm weather sticks around. There are no PET recyclers in Germany having a hard time sourcing material at the moment. A few were only accepting...» more

Recovered paper trading within Italy quiet in June

05.07.2018 − Italy's recovered paper market was relatively quiet in the month of June. Notwithstanding the volatility evident in the export business, within Italy, prices for ordinary grades held. Buyers reported a little downward...» more

Waste textile volumes surge in Germany

13.06.2018 − German waste textile recyclers are confronted at the moment with volumes of original collected stock that are well above the levels typical for the season. After comparatively little material had landed in collection...» more

Difficulties in waste plastic exports to Vietnam and Malaysia create turmoil

07.06.2018 − The waste plastics business in Germany remains difficult to anticipate. Prices for good-quality film scrap increased again on average in May because the dollar gained strength against the euro and supply is still tight....» more

China's neighbours assume its role in plastic recycling

09.05.2018 − In the wake of the China's import restrictions on waste plastics, sizable additional recycling capacities have been brought online in neighbouring countries. In some cases, the new plants belong to Chinese recyclers. » more

Slight decline in steel scrap prices on German market

19.04.2018 − Following protracted talks, metals recyclers and steel mills agreed on prices for April which point slightly downward or remain on March levels.» more

Largely stable prices for waste plastics in Germany in March

04.04.2018 − March was a month of normal business for most plastics recyclers in Germany. Prices typically stayed the same as in February amidst decent demand for regranulate and regrind» more

German steel scrap prices rebound

21.03.2018 − The German ferrous scrap business met merchants' expectations in March. Strong demand from steel mills sent ferrous scrap prices climbing back to the level seen in January. » more

Waste plastics prices stabilise on low level

07.03.2018 − For the most part, the German market has adapted to the modest price level for waste plastics, which is especially making it more difficult to recycle coloured scrap film. » more

Plastics recycling industry working to find its footing again

08.02.2018 − Waste plastics prices appear to have bottomed out for the time being on the German market in January. Commercial and industrial waste film is no longer being shipped to China. » more

Plastics remain a "headache" for e-waste recyclers

07.02.2018 − WEEE recyclers in Germany say they have sufficient supplies. However, finding buyers for the plastics recovered from e-scrap continues to be a “major headache” for industry players. » more

Ample supplies of PET bottles on German market

06.02.2018 − Most PET recyclers in Germany had good supplies of post-consumer single-use PET bottles from deposit-return systems in January.» more

British recovered paper prices decline in January

24.01.2018 − Recovered paper collection volumes in the UK were higher in mid-January than expected, while demand for common grades was lower. » more

Without exports to China, German recovered paper prices slip again

16.01.2018 − Price negotiations on the German recovered paper market did not lose any of their intensity in the final month of 2017. Paper mills again sought to secure sizeable markdowns for mass grades, as it had appeared likely...» more

Chinese import restrictions send some waste plastics prices lower

10.01.2018 − There were no meaningful changes in the German waste plastics market towards the end of last year. No film scrap was headed to China in December. While alternative markets such as Vietnam, Malaysia and India accepted...» more