Price volatility marks 2013 for selected recyclables

According to information in Resource Recycling’s market database, price volatility continued unabated in 2013 for recovered packaging materials.  The average price of homopolymer HDPE plastic containers, such as milk jugs, was about 36 cents per pound in the U.S. in 2013 (all data is for a truckload of bales picked up from the supplier). The market was weak at the beginning of the year, with pricing at about 28 cents per pound. The value of homopolymer bales then slowly rose to a high of approximately 39 cents per pound in the third quarter, only to drop about three cents per pound by year’s end.  See Full Story

Source:  Resource Recycling

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