Paper Sunday 19 May 2019
14 May 2019

Fall in Chinese orders hits used cardboard market

An ongoing slump in orders for used cardboard from Chinese paper mills is expected to lead to further price reductions in domestic and export markets for the material. The price fall in the waste paper market is likely to hit ...


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22 October 2018

LGA warns of ‘risk’ to councils from China ban


The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned of the higher waste costs being faced by councils over the last year as a “direct impact” of China’s restrictions on imports of recycled materials from the UK. The ...

19 October 2018

Letsrecycle Live goes live


Visitors can now register to attend the two day waste and recycling Letsrecycle Live show, organisers the Environment Media Group have announced. Following last week’s launch, exhibitors already signed up include Storm ...

Wood Green 18 October 2018

Export court case preparatory hearing concludes


A preparatory hearing for a trial involving a case brought by the Environment Agency against Biffa Waste Services concluded today (18 October) at Wood Green Crown Court, north London. The trial is yet to commence and the ...

17 October 2018

Surge in rejected material at Greater Manchester MRF


A substantial rise in the amount of material being rejected at Greater Manchester’s materials recycling facility has been put down to stricter quality requirements for recycled material. That’s according to the Greater ...

17 October 2018

Councils warned about China paper pressures


Local authority recycling officers have been reminded of the ongoing difficulties in the paper recycling market because of less material going to China. And, they have also heard that a DRS (deposit return scheme) could jeopardise...

11 October 2018

Strategy to “go further” than EU’s Circular Economy


Defra and government policy on waste and recycling was explained to delegates at this week’s LARAC conference in Nottingham by the department’s Chris Preston.  And, in the opening session, chaired by LARAC chair Carole Taylor...

8 October 2018

US warning as Chinese firms look at UK paper mills


The UK government has confirmed that Chinese mill groups are considering paper or pulp production in the UK. But, a top American recycling official has warned of the threat that Chinese investment could pose to existing businesses in the ...

28 September 2018

Quota delays may impact waste paper market


Concerns are growing that quotas for the first part of 2019 may not be issued by the Chinese government until the end of this year at the earliest. As a consequence there could be a surfeit of used cardboard in the market from the end of ...

18 September 2018

Obituary: John Cutts


John Cutts, one of the paper recycling sector’s elder statesmen has died at the age of 79. A former president of both the Independent Waste Paper Processors Association (now the Recycling Association) and the British Waste Paper...

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