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China National Sword Update

China’s strict new regulations on the import of low grade waste for recycling seem set for implementation in 2018. The country’s National Sword programme has been running since 1 March 2017, aimed at clamping down on waste for recycling contaminated with dirty or...
Growth forecast for global packaging market 2017-2021

Growth forecast for global packaging market 2017-2021

A report just published entitled Global Packaging Market 2017-2021 forecasts market growth at a CAGR of 5.76% over the coming years. The detailed report based on in-depth market analysis covers the market landscape and its growth prospects. It also includes a...

What does the General Election mean for ToddPak

With 8th June 2017 penned in for another General Election, we take a look at 4 of the political parties manifestos, and see what it means for the waste industry and the environment. Labour ‘Investing in our environment is investing in our future’. Labour...

UK’s Paper Recovery Rates

As 2016 paper recovery rates get announced, it appears that they have remained broadly the same as they have for the past 8 years. Final figures published by the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) shows the total collection for 2016 to be 7.82 million tonnes,...

PERNs – Q1 Summary for 2017

Following on from our previous blog, ‘Fall in Export Prices for Recycling‘, where it was explained that some recyclable materials have decreased in price within the export market. This has caused a knock on effect to packaging recovery notes, which are a...

Fall in Export Prices for Recycling

Global market demand for some recyclable materials have seen a sharp fall in value this month, April 2017. This is particularly noticeable in the exports which are sent to China, including paper & cardboard, ferrous scrap metal and the plastics markets. Paper...