Market Snapshot: November 2014

11th 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:
Recovered paper and board prices are broadly stable
Green and mixed cullet prices fell by £5 per tonne while clear and amber cullet prices are stable
Recovered aluminium can prices increased by around £60 per tonne since August, reflecting higher primary aluminium prices. Recovered steel and mixed can prices are unchanged
Recovered textiles prices fell slightly

Paper

Recovered paper and board prices are broadly stable with news & PAM prices around £90 per tonne and OCC £70 per tonne.

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Plastics

Recovered plastic bottle prices diverged over the past few months with clear PET bottle prices down 14% since August. In contrast natural HDPE bottle prices are up 11%. Coloured PET and mixed HDPE prices rose 28% and 19% respectively. Mixed polymer bottle prices are stable.

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Glass

Clear and amber cullet prices are broadly unchanged around £28 per tonne and £23 per tonne respectively. In contrast green and mixed cullet prices have declined by around £5 per tonne to £10-£13 per tonne since August.

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Textiles

Recovered textile prices fell by around £10 per tonne between August and October. Textiles sourced from banks are valued at around £270 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) are valued at around £340 per tonne.

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Aluminium and steel

Since August recovered aluminium can prices have increased by £60 per tonne to £745 per tonne reflecting higher primary aluminium prices. Steel and mixed can prices are stable at £120-£130 per tonne.

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