Posted on August 9th, 2011 No comments
Although last year brought a decline in Europe’s paper recycling rate, the continent is still performing strongly in world terms. Having reached an impressive 72.2% in 2009, the recycling rate for the EU-27 plus Switzerland and Norway was recorded at 68.9% for 2010 – equivalent to an increase of 10 percentage points when compared to 2004. And according to the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC), the industry will be setting itself an ambitious new recycling target for the period to 2015.
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Recovered Fiber, Europe
Posted on August 8th, 2011 No comments
The European Aluminium Association (EAA) has reported the overall recycling rate for aluminum beverage cans (UBCs) in the EU, including EFTA countries (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) and Turkey increased by 1.2 percent in 2009, bringing the total recycling rate for the year to 64.3 percent for the year. The EAA adds that the consumption of aluminum beverage cans throughout European remained at 34 billion units, while a total of 21.4 billion UBCs were collected for recycling. The EAA says most Nordic European countries have well-balanced deposit systems in place that generate recycling rates of around 90 percent.
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European UBC Recycling Rate Hits 64 Percent
Posted on July 26th, 2011 No comments
Steel mill buyers on the spot market in June returned to paying more than $500 per ton for prompt grades of ferrous scrap, as, after two months of declining in value, ferrous prices rebounded by about $15 per ton during the June buying period. According to the Raw Material Data Aggregation Service (RMDAS) of Management Science Associates (MSA), Pittsburgh, the national average for its prompt industrial composite grade (No. 1 busheling, No.
A Modest Rebound
Posted on February 23rd, 2011 No comments
According to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel), world crude steel production reached 119 million metric tons in January 2011, a 5.3 percent improvement from January 2010. For this past January, China’s crude steel production reached 52.8 million metric tons, a 0.5 percent increase from the same time in 2010. Other key areas in Asia include Japan, which produced 9.7 million metric tons of crude steel in January 2011, up 10.7 percent compared to the same time last year; and South Korea, which saw January crude steel production increase by 24.2 percent to 5.6 million metric tons from figures the same time last year.
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World Steel Production Increases in January
Posted on August 17th, 2009 No comments
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