Paper Sunday 9 May 2021
4 May 2021

Paper market cooling from recent highs

Markets for waste paper in May are said to be levelling or cooling for a number of reasons including weaker demand from India for mixed paper and seasonal lower demand from China. Exporters of recovered – or waste – paper for ...


With the latest news and past articles about waste paper or paper for recycling. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items.


29 April 2021

DS Smith ‘passing on higher cardboard prices’


Cardboard packaging business DS Smith said today (29 April) that it had managed to push up the price it charges for new cardboard in the face of higher prices for used feedstock material which it recycles at its mills. Referencing...

20 April 2021

GMCA reports big rise in paper contamination


A fall in the value of mixed paper towards the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020 contributed to a large rise in the tonnage of recyclables rejected in Greater Manchester.  A report which will go before the ...

30 March 2021

Exporters welcome reopening of Suez Canal


Exporters of recyclable materials and shipping lines have welcomed the refloating of the Ever Given container ship which has been blocking the Suez Canal. Admiral Osama Rabie, chairman and managing director of the Suez Canal ...

29 March 2021

Appointments round-up (29/03/2021)


With news of: WRAP's Claire Shrewsbury becomes director of insights; Butler joins Reconomy; Ward post for special projects; UK and Europe posts at DS Smith; 37 join Bright Green Plastics; Four in at Topolytics

29 March 2021

Nearly 90% of Herts recycling processed in UK


The Hertfordshire Waste Partnership (HWP) has published its first end destination report for reuse and recycling, which shows 86.52% of material collected found a final destination in the UK. The report, released on Friday (26 ...

26 March 2021

Exporters monitoring impact of Suez Canal blockage


A close watch is being kept on the progress of the Suez Canal Authority in freeing the giant container ship the 'Ever Given' by exporters of recovered paper and metals. As yet it is generally seen as a watching game with the hope ...

19 March 2021

Kent signs paper recycling deal with DS Smith


DS Smith announced this week (17 March) it had signed a contract with Kent county council to process 15,000 tonnes of paper and cardboard a year. The paper and cardboard will be processed at DS Smith’s paper mill in Kemsley in ...

17 March 2021

Agency doubles down on ‘enclosed building’ rule


The Environment Agency has published a response document to a consultation it ran last year on appropriate measures for waste facilities, reiterating that running waste activities within a building is “clearly an appropriate measure”.

12 March 2021

Councils refute DS Smith ‘recycling crisis’ claim


The UK’s recycling infrastructure is outdated and not equipped to deal with the increased volume of home recycling, the cardboard and packaging business DS Smith has claimed. And, the company has built a 7ft high bin to symbolise what it ...