January was a very busy month for the PRN division at Clarity Environmental. Commercial Manager Chris Taylor explained the brisk trade as a result of the 2014 compliance year coming to a close and 2015 opening in earnest. He said: “Tonnage traded in January 2015 increased by 41 percent compared to January 2014 and a massive 115 percent increase compared to the same period two years ago.
“Volatile markets such as glass and plastic began trading for 2015 at lower levels than we have seen in January for a number of years. This has allowed buyers the opportunity to lock in tonnage earlier than is usual. Although plastic appears to be currently be strengthening in price at present, it may still be prudent for buyers to secure tonnage.”
“Steel and aluminium have started trading for 2015 at slightly higher levels than they ended at in 2014, while paper, wood and recovery remain at administrative levels, trading in very strong volumes on the forward market.”