October 2012

MB NON-FERROUS UK SCRAP AND FOUNDRY INGOT PRICE CHANGES

The following MB UK non-ferrous scrap and foundry ingot prices changed on Wednesday:

Brazil led the world in aluminium can recycling in 2011

Brazil led the world in aluminium can recycling in 2011, with 98.3% of cans recycled by the industry.

Some US East Coast ports still closed in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Some major metal-handling ports along the US East Coast remained closed on Tuesday October 30 as the impact of superstorm Sandy continued to be felt.

BIR CONF: Brookside Metal focuses on 'door trades'

UK-based non-ferrous scrap metal company Brookside Metal will work to find better ways to service public and industrial customers as cash payments for scrap disappear, the company told Metal Bulletin.

BIR CONF: Brookside Metal to develop trading business

UK-based non-ferrous scrap metal company Brookside Metal will work to develop the trading side of its business following the appointment of Ross Miles, formerly of Mil-Ver, as trading manager.

BIR CONF: Robert Stein to remain BIR non-ferrous president for another year

The non-ferrous metals division of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has voted to keep president Robert Stein, chairman and ceo of Alter Trading, in place for another year.

BIR CONF: Scrap metals markets struggle globally

Demand for scrap metal in Asia has begun to slow down as a result of decelerating economic growth, Alan Slater, commercial director of Tom Martin and Co, told Metal Bulletin.

BIR CONF: No relief in sight for European secondary Al industry

Europe’s secondary aluminium market has continued to deteriorate during the second half of the year, a source close to a European producer told Metal Bulletin on Monday October 29.

BIR CONF: Tom Martin and Co looks to grow Polish business

UK-based scrap metal merchant and trader Tom Martin and Co will look to expand its Polish operations over the course of the next one to two years.

HOTLINE: Football and scrap metal, together at last

At a conference dominated by news of the continuing economic crisis in Europe, the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) made sure the mood wasn’t all doom and gloom.