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    UK waste legislation '20 years out of date'Subscription

    News10 January, 2012

    Manufacturers have branded UK waste legislation as “20 years out of date” and warned that material shortages are holding back recovery from the recession.

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    Textiles weekly 15 February 2013Subscription

    Markets8 February, 2013

    December and January saw probably over-optimistic claims of economic recovery in all areas but it is now becoming clear that the contrary is already affecting February with a few closures announced of units both using and producing much-valued textile arisings.

  • textiles

    Textiles weekly 08 March 2013Subscription

    Markets8 March, 2013

    Although the weather has improved and the pound has weakened this has proved cold comfort for sorters and graders of used clothing in the UK. There is plenty of material available at the moment and everyone is worried about quality. Prices are still falling in the charity shop market. This is just starting to drip feed into other markets. Charity Shops are more often than not contacting collectors and graders for business and not the other way round.

  • Textiles

    Textiles weekly - 29 January 2013Subscription

    Markets4 February, 2013

    At this time of the year; the Yorkshire and London based export house traders are busily preparing to make to meet with their trade partners overseas. As cotton prices have improved in early January, textile waste dealers who took advantage last year to accumulate extra inventory;  will be pleased to offload onto what is slowly, becoming a bullish market.

  • Textiles

    Textiles weekly - 22 January 2013Subscription

    Markets22 January, 2013

    Textile trade dealers in general, are reporting a period of quieter business, although they are still seeking certain high quality specified products which are holding their value quite well.

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    Recovered paper - 14 DecemberSubscription

    Markets14 December, 2012

    By early December, OCC export prices had slid to their lowest level for a couple of months amid reduced buying interest from European and Asian mills. At the time of writing, the market level is around £80-£82 per tonne compared to £94 at the time of our early-November report.

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    Markets: Ferrous - 7 DecemberSubscription

    Markets6 December, 2013

    A bump in prices near the beginning of November took many operators by surprise although demand remains lacklustre

  • sheet iron

    Markets: Ferrous - 11 JanuarySubscription

    Markets11 January, 2014

    Ferrous scrap merchants have a cautious outlook on trade in 2014, with mixed business reported across the UK during December and in the pre-holiday period.

  • LME: 29 June 2013Subscription

    Markets29 June, 2013

    Metal prices were well down after the Chinese central bank hurried to inject liquidity into the banking system.

  • LME: 1 June 2013Subscription

    Markets1 June, 2013

    The markets, including metal markets, absorbed two nasty shocks this week

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