Recovered paper industry still facing pandemic market fallout

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Recovered paper industry still facing pandemic market fallout
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Maxime Ouellet, ing.

Recovered paper industry still facing pandemic market fallout

The recovered paper industry still is dealing with pandemic market fallout, and experts say the pricing low point may not have been reached. Experts speaking at the Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference in Chicago suggest the market hasn’t yet reached its low point, but said end is in sight. Speakers across all paper sessions at the 2022 Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference ( PPRC ) in Chicago in October echoed similar sentiments about the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic on the recovered paper market, with one international expert suggesting that, while he expects prices to bounce back, the market is not yet at the low end of the price cycle. The impact is seen most notably in old corrugated containers (OCC) pricing, which has seen a three-month crash of $88 per ton since July. In October 2021, the national average OCC price was $164 per ton compared with $38 […]

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