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Recycling Corrugated Boxes In The US Market Are Less Than 400 Yuan Per Ton

Feb 20, 2019

In the past month, in addition to recycling PET plastics to maintain price stability, the price of recycled waste paper and recycled aluminum has been falling.

The average price of unsorted waste paper in the United States (PS54) has fallen sharply to -2.50 US dollars / ton, down by 7 US dollars / ton from the national average of 4.69 US dollars / ton last month. This means that waste paper packers need to post the money to dispose of the waste paper in their hands.

In the past month, the sorted waste paper (PS56) has also declined. It is now $27 per ton, compared to $31 per ton last month. A year ago, this common grade of sorted waste paper was priced at $56 per ton.

Since the beginning of January, the average price of recycled corrugated boxes in the United States (PS11) has fallen by 16%, from $70 per ton to the current range of $59 per ton. Correspondingly, the price of this type of paper was $105 per ton a year ago.

Meanwhile, the price of primary color high density polyethylene (HDPE) fell by 9% this month. The average US price is now 35.19 cents per pound, compared to 38.88 cents at this time last month. This is still a significant increase from a year ago, when the national average was 31.81 cents per pound. This month, the average price of color high-density polyethylene (HDPE) in the US also fell by 10% this month, from 16.41 cents/lb at the beginning of January to the current 14.75 cents/lb. The average US average price of polypropylene (PP) remained stable at 12.47 cents per pound, a sharp increase from a year ago, when the price was 8.38 cents per pound.

The average price of recycled film of all grades in the United States is still very low. The price of Class A recycled film is still in the range of 8.75 cents per pound, compared to 11.31 cents per pound a year ago. The price of Class B recycled film is 2.59 cents per pound, and the price of Class C recycled film is 1.44 cents per pound.