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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...

Current PRN Market Overview

Most discussions concerning Packaging Recovery Notes (PRNs) continue to centre around the ongoing issues in the Plastic market. The general consensus seems to be the continuing disparity between Supply and Price not seeming to make sense. The August figures following...

The Supply and Demand of Waste Packaging

Producers of waste packaging have an obligation under UK law and EU regulations to recover and recycle a proportion of what they supply. But how does this work in practice? After all, it’s difficult for many producers or retailers of products to gather the waste...