Posted on September 14th, 2011 No comments
Index is based on December 1980 average prices as 100; Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics A material recovery facility (MRF) operator in the Midwest describes markets for secondary plastics as “all over the board,” depending on the type of material, adding that things are “definitely kind of rough” for some resins. He says post-industrial HDPE (high-density polyethylene) still fetches 30 cents per pound “if you know where to sell it.” However, pricing for post-consumer HDPE ranges from 15 to 20 cents, again depending on the market.
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All Over the Place
Posted on July 26th, 2011 No comments
While domestic demand for secondary plastics remains strong, export demand, particularly to China, has softened, according to sources.
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Export Markets Soften