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OCC Prices Down from Near-record 2017 Value

However, given current market challenges, OCC remains a critical component of the stream.

The price for old corrugated containers (OCC) is trading for less than half its near-record value in 2017. Though prices have been stable for several months, Resource Recycling reports that a surplus in supply could prevent prices from climbing back up.

According to the report, there are two key hurdles—transportation costs and a lack of end markets—to overcome on multiple commodities throughout the recycling industry. Although OCC prices are down, other commodities are down much further.

Resource Recycling has more details:

OCC prices have remained stable for several months now, bringing some calm to what has been a wildly fluctuating market. But a supply glut may be preventing prices from climbing back up.

Although the price for domestic old corrugated containers (OCC) is currently trading for less than half its near-record value in 2017, given the current market challenges across all recyclable commodities, OCC remains a critical component of the stream.

“You get it, you can move it,” said Laurie Johnson, executive director of the Colorado Association for Recycling (CAFR).

Read the full article here.

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