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Russia may face with new paper shortage due to possible lockdown

Russia may face with a new wave of a sharp growth of prices for paper and products on its basis, due to a significant deterioration of the current situation with COVID-19 in the country, according to recent statements, made by some leading domestic producers and local media reports. According to analysts, the ever growing number […]

Russia: paper shortage may be created artificially

The current shortage of offset paper in Russia may be created artificially, according to recent statements, made by Yuri Lakhtikov, chairman of the Russian Association of Paper Industry Organizations, a public association, which unites some leading paper producers in Russia. As Lakhtikov told in an interview with Rossyiskay Gazeta business paper Russia is quite self-sufficient […]

First price hikes emerge for recovered paper in Italy

With new lockdown measures imposed and collection volumes tending to fall, Italian prices for ordinary recovered paper have increased somewhat in November. More hikes might follow in December. Decent demand, coupled with worries that collection volumes will decrease before long, was responsible for the upward pressure on prices for ordinary recovered paper grades in Italy […]

South African Paper Recycling Industry Sees Upswing in Demand for Paper Fibre

South Africa’s paper recovery rate is 68.5% with 1.2 million tonnes of recyclable paper products diverted from landfills during 2019, according to Anele Sololo, general manager of RecyclePaperZA, the paper recycling Association of South Africa. “Although the paper recovery rate was slightly down in 2018, the same tonnage was diverted from landfill at 1.2 million […]

EPRC does not expect another covid-19 related recovered paper shortage

This year was characterized by extreme price volatility on the recovered paper (RCP) market. Experts discussing at webinars organized by BIR and the EPRC believe that the market will stabilize again in 2021. In the long term, however, new outlets for European RCP have to be found. Last spring, paper mills in Europe experienced a […]