Exports of plastic scrap fell in October
By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling
The volume of plastic scrap exported in September, at 368.86 million pounds, fell by 5.6 percent from its August figure. Also, when matched against its September 2011 position, the volume of exports was down by 11.6 percent.
percent from its August 2012 standing. However, when compared to its year-over-year (YOY) level the price was down sharply by 7.9 percent.
Through September, at 3.29 billion pounds, the volume of recovered plastics exported was down 7.8 percent through the same period in 2011. At 21.41 cents per pound, the average price through September 2012 was down, as well, by 3.2 percent from its 2011 year-to-date (YTD) standing.