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The German PET market: calm demand

and stable contract prices in December

In mid-January, business was comparatively calm among PET converters. The season was not set to start for several weeks and packaging producers were therefore well stocked with PET amid comparatively high availability. The sound... more


EUWID Price Watch PET Germany

December 2019


EUWID Price Watch Waste Plastics Germany

December 2019


The German waste plastics market: subdued outlook

Once again in December, there was a drop in the prices of waste plastics and the regranulate produced from them. While supplies were good, demand remained moderate, especially since primary plastics were still inexpensive and converters often... more

The German used disposable PET bottles

market: unchanged prices in December

PET recyclers in Germany experienced little in the way of change in the short working month of December. Supply became a challenge for companies with low stock levels that continued operating through the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s... more

EUWID Price Watch Used Disposable PET Bottles Germany

December 2019


"Plastic tax" in Italy: tug of war over

plastic packaging levy comes to an end

Single-use plastics for packaging applications are to be taxed at €0.45/kg in Italy in future. As was published in Italy’s official gazette (Gazetta Ufficiale) on 30 December 2019, the levy will take effect on 1 July 2020. Previously... more

German plastic packaging industry is

not expecting any major losses for 2019

The plastic packaging industry in Germany was able to improve both turnover and deliveries in 2018. The plastic packaging industry federation IK "Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen" is however careful with its forecast for... more

Green Alliance report shows overly

rash substitution of plastic packaging

A report published by the London-based think tank Green Alliance at the beginning of January is causing quite a stir. The report highlights that the industry and retailers in the British food sector are under tremendous pressure to come... more

McKinsey: paper industry facing market

concentration and pressure to innovate

The global paper industry is poised for additional growth in the years ahead, although it will be less pronounced than until now. Asia – and China in particular – will continue to play a key role in market developments around the... more

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