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The German waste plastics market:
Subdued outlook for 2020

23 Jan 2020 − 

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 wanted to start the year with low inventory levels.

In many cases, recyclers and converters closed their operations for holiday breaks from Christmas until New Year's Day.

Recyclers expect 2020 to pose an enormous challenge and they do not anticipate a quick trend turnaround.

This is an excerpt from EUWID's monthly report on the German waste plastics market. The EUWID Price Watch Waste Plastics for December together with the complete report were published in EUWID Packaging Markets 2/2020.

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