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Tom Rickerby

Tom Rickerby, senior market operator, The Environment Exchange (t2e)


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    PRN scapegoat for UK’s poor capacity Subscription

    7 September, 2018

    Solving waste market failures

  • plastic spot prices

    Material Focus: PackagingSubscription

    23 August, 2017

    The first half of the 2017 compliance year has been dominated by discussions on the potential impact of China’s National Sword initiative on the gener­ation of export plastic packaging recov­ery notes (PRNs)

  • packaging

    Material Focus: PackagingSubscription

    27 April, 2017

    The 2016 compliance year set a new benchmark for the generation of pack­aging recovery notes

  • 2015 16 prn price comparison

    Material Focus: PackagingSubscription

    30 January, 2017

    Huge uncertainty and change in the political and economic landscape were the headlines from 2016, resulting in high volatility in global commodity, currency and financial markets

  • Packaging 2000

    Market Focus: Packaging Subscription

    26 February, 2016

    Last year witnessed some of the most challenging trading conditions for the UK’s recycling and export markets since the financial crisis of 2008, which had a knock-on effect in the PRN market.

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    Markets - Packaging: 3 August 2013Subscription

    3 August 2013

    The release of the second quarter recycling figures finally provided a few rays of sunshine for the PRN market

  • PRN obligation tonnage 2010-2013

    MARKETS: Packaging 8 June 2013Subscription

    8 June 2013

    Tom Rickerby, senior market operator at The Environment Exchange ( looks at the latest packaging data

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    Packaging - 3 MaySubscription

    3 May 2013

    A year ago, weak first quarter recycling figures set packaging recovery note (PRN) values on a six-month upward price curve, that resulted in some of the highest compliance costs incurred by producers for several years.

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    Packaging - 29 MarchSubscription

    29 March 2013

    Packaging recovery note trading in the opening months of a new compliance year can often take a back seat as compliance schemes and producers begin the laborious process of wading through the previous year’s packaging data in a bid to meet the April submission deadline.

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    22 February 2013

    The 2012 compliance year saw the packaging recovery note system tested to the brink of collapse, but ultimately emerge a more robust and credible system.