Market Snapshot: December 2016

16th January 2017

WRAP's Market Snapshot provides an overview of recent developments in recovered material markets and is updated on a regular basis.

Key points:
Over the past 12 months mixed polymer prices have seen the strongest gains, rising 87% to over £100 per tonne.
Compared with twelve months ago OCC prices have increased by over 40% to £100 per tonne
Recovered aluminium can prices jumped by over £90 per tonne during Q4-2016 to around £860 per tonne

Plastics

The direction of recovered plastic bottle prices was mixed during Q4-2016 with lower PET bottle prices countered by higher HDPE bottle prices.

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Paper

Recovered paper and board prices are broadly unchanged during Q4-2016 following strong gains over the past year.

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Aluminium & Steel

Recovered aluminium can prices jumped by over £90 per tonne during Q4-2016 to around £860 per tonne.

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Textiles

Recovered textile prices are broadly unchanged in Q4-2016 with textiles sourced from banks valued at around £225 per tonne while charity shop textiles (the value that a charity receives for charity shop clothing sold to merchants that collect the garments from the shop) valued at just over £300 per tonne.

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Glass

Clear and amber cullet prices fell by around £8 per tonne during Q4-2016 to £15 per tonne and £8 per tonne respectively.

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