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… And the South rises: Recycling Today

What makes the southern region of the U.S. such a hot spot for the ferrous and nonferrous metals industries? Radhika Ojha, Senior Editor at Davis Index seeks an answer in this cover story that first appeared in the Recycling Today magazine.

Waste is an asset, not a problem: Rania Sebastian

Rania Sebastian, managing director, RA Scrap Trading, UAE spoke with Shilpika Bajpai about her professional journey, near and long-term plans, and a sustainable future for UAE, in our series on Women Leaders in the Recycling Industry.

The South Asian flip-flop

From letters of credit challenges and weak economic indicators to encouraging trade finance prospects and promising demand, the South Asian ferrous scrap market has witnessed a rollercoaster ride the first half of this year.

A cultural change: Recycling Today

The Latin American recycling industry is poised for growth. Still, a change in how public policies view the circular economy and unfair competition is needed, writes Davis Index’s Latin America analyst, Alfonso Garcia, in this article for Recycling Today.

China has post-COVID stress disorder: Shapiro

Three years of lockdowns forced the Chinese to be literally prisoners in their own homes. The only time they could go out was with special permission, and you had to be tested every few days. Most people were out of work. If you bought a new home, you had to prepay for it, and then […]

Coalition objects to new certification: GSCC

The Global Steel Climate Council (GSCC) released The Steel Climate Standard to measure and report steel carbon emissions on Aug 3, 2023. However, a coalition of civil society organizations is opposed to the new standard.   On Aug 22, the coalition published an open letter calling on policymakers, steelmakers, and buyers to disregard the GSCC […]

The current state of shredded Al recycling: Sortera

The international Zorba market is ever-changing and is being molded by government regulation across various regions. This has a direct impact on how shredded recycled aluminum is processed in the US, given that practices such as polishing Twitch are becoming more common.    The increase in industry transparency has also led to carbon emissions and […]

US corrugated trends—Are we in recession?

By Huban Kasimi   Ryan Fox, Corrugated Packaging Market Analyst, Bloomberg LP Prices of Baled #11 Old Corrugated Containers (OCC) in the US have been considered unviable since early 2023. Although there was moderate improvement in August, the question remains whether or not the industry is in recession or has missed it entirely. Ryan Fox, […]

Changing focus in Chile: Recycling Today

Chile is the world’s largest copper producer. Its 5.2 million metric tons of production last year top all other countries. A lesser-known fact, however, is that Chile also is the fifth-largest steel producer in Latin America behind Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia, producing around 1.3 million metric tons per year.   In conversation with Ivan […]