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  • UK Mill Closure

      We learned this week that Aylesford Newsprint who have been making paper in Kent since 1922 have called in the administrators. The mill produced around 400,000 tonnes of newsprint each year and the loss of this capacity will further reduce the demand for, and price of, waste paper in the UK. This is devastating news to an industry which has seen a steady reduction ...

    Posted at February 24, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog,News | 0 Comment
  • January 2015 – Falling Oil Price To Significantly Affect Plastic Recycling Prices

    A continued drop in the price of oil is fuelling concerns of the demand for recyclate and recovered plastic polymers. Plastics recyclers have expressed concern over the impact of falling oil prices on demand for recovered plastics. The price of Brent Crude Oil has already fallen to its lowest level since 2009, trading at around $50.00 per barrel, down from around $106 twelve months ago. In the plastics sector, the dropping oil ...

    Posted at January 15, 2015 | By : | Categories : News | 0 Comment
  • Companies warned as recovered fibre prices continue to fall

    The Recycling Association has urged waste producers to temper expectations on how much value they can get from recyclable commodities in 2015. Against a background of falling commodity prices and increased costs, businesses and organizations such as retailers and local authorities are being warned to be pragmatic in their expectations. As well as the fall in commodity prices, operational costs incurred by paper and plastics merchants at depot level continue to rise – we are seeing increases ...

    Posted at December 5, 2014 | By : | Categories : News | 0 Comment
  • Preparing for 2015 and beyond

    In late October, TGM Environmental took delivery of new equipment at their Charlton location and once installed and fully operational, this will greatly increase the group’s capacity and ably prepare TGM in their plans for continued growth. The new equipment consists of a MAC 111 Baler and MAC 1500 Hogger with two feed conveyors and installation is expected to be completed by mid-November. The ...

    Posted at October 30, 2014 | By : | Categories : News | 0 Comment
  • Cardboard Prices fall again in March

    Volatility in the world commodity markets is being seen in domestic prices for secondary raw materials including waste/recovered paper. Prices for used cardboard on the export market have again reduced this month, moving down to below the £80 per tonne mark although there is some variation on this. Chinese mills are also seen as having good inventories and so do not need to panic buy used cardboard, even if supplies are disrupted by a shortage of containers. ...

    Posted at March 26, 2014 | By : | Categories : News | 0 Comment
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