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Scrap Industry Professional

Welcome to Scrap Industry Professional - the site specifically aimed at those involved with scrap secondary materials. We cover all aspects of collecting, merchanting and processing of scrap. Ferrous, non-ferrous, electronic and precious metals, paper, plastics, tyres or any other commercially traded secondary material. 

Waste Transfer Notes
Macpresse 111/2 Baler

New tax checks on licence renewal applications

Tax checks are to be introduce for renewed applications in England and Wales for licences to:
• carry on the business of a scrap metal dealer on a site
• carry on business as a mobile collector of scrap metal ...More

Plastic Bottles

EU Plastic Tax approved by European Council.

The European Council has also approved the implementation of the so-called plastic tax as of the 1st of January 2021. The plan foresees a €0.80/kg levy on non-recycled plastic packaging waste to be ....More

Redwave Mate

Redwave Mate - your “Artificial Intelligent Friend”!.

In order to support you in operating and optimising your recycling system in the future, another step in the direction of artificial intelligence has been taken in the recycling industry. ....More

Ward deep-sea dock at Immingham.

Metal recycling firm Ward receives Lloyd’s quality accreditation.

Derbyshire-based metal and waste recycling specialist, Ward, has achieved approval of the ISO 9001:2015 quality standard from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for its deep-sea dock at Immingham. ....More

Konti J series baler

The new KONTI J-series bigger, stronger, heavier.

Possibly the best known and most successful European, fully automatic channel baling press - the KONTI - has been updated and the result is the KONTI J series. ....More

Aldi Store

Aldi UK operations plan to reduce use of plastic packaging.

Aldi UK has announced a new commitment to reduce the volume of plastic packaging used by 50 percent by 2025 in the U.K.

The U.K. arm of the Germany-based  ....More

Sennebogen 817 E series

New engine for the Sennebogen 817 E-Series.

Since its successful market launch at IFAT 2018, the 817 E series impresses customers with its compact dimensions and fast working cycles in recycling applications worldwide. ....More

Overband Magnet

Bunting Electro Overband Magnet Protects Gold Mine.

The largest Electro Overband Magnet ever built at the Bunting manufacturing plant in Redditch, UK is destined for installation in a gold mine in Northern Finland. ....More.

Rautomead Casting

Could UK Export Finance help your business?

UK Export Finance are the UK’s export credit agency and a government department, working alongside the Department for International Trade
They help UK companies access export finance  ....More

Kleenoil oil cleaner

The Kleenoil system reduces wear by keeping oil clean.

The Kleenoil Bypass Filter System passes only a small portion of the total oil flow through the highest density of filter cartridge. At a slow speed, it is possible to remove particles down to 1 micron (3 absolute), ....More


NFDC Demolition Expo event will be
co-locating with Letsrecycle Live in 2021.

Environment Media Group and the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) are delighted to announce that the UK’s Demolition Expo event will be co-locating with Letsrecycle Live in 2021.

China Flag

Chinese quotas for waste & scrap imports announced and they've increased.

According to the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) report July 9th, China’s Solid Waste & Chemicals Management Centre has published details of its ninth batch of scrap import quotas for 2020. ....More

Eriez_Eddy Current Separator

New Eriez® Videos Guide Operators Through Eddy Current Separator Set Up and Maintenance.

Eriez® has released three new video tutorials to assist in setting up and maintaining RevX-E® Eccentric Eddy Current Separators. ....Video

Scrap Metal

IAEA Launches Online Tools on the Control of Radioactive Material in Scrap Metal.

To assist the metal industry and regulatory bodies with the control and safety of the people from radioactive materials, the IAEA has launched online tools –   ....More

GDT tyre recycling plant

Green Distillation Technologies seeks to expand into Europe.

 Australian tyre recycler Green Distillation Technologies, which has developed technology that turns end-of-life tyres (ELTs) into refinery-ready oil, carbon and steel, seeks to expand ....More

New Start Video

Major new campaign to prepare UK for end of the Brexit transition period.

The government has launched a new campaign to help businesses and individuals prepare for the end of the transition period.  ....More

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Rishi Sunak

Flexible Furlough.

Workers will be able to return to work on a flexible, part time basis from 1st July 2020 to work for any amount of time and any shift pattern...... More

Waste Transfer Notes

Waste Transfer Notes.

How to complete a waste transfer note correctly. ....Video

British and European Flags

Does your EORI number start with GB?

You already need an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number to move goods between the United Kingdom and none EU countries. From the 31st December 2020..... More

Bunting Electrostaic Separator

New ElectroStatic Separator.

The launch of the new Bunting ElectroStatic Separator is in response to enhanced material separation requirements in the recycling, plastics and minerals industries. ... More

HMS Atherstone

The potential sale of  
the former vessel HMS Atherstone for further use or recycling.

Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA)
have asked for expression of interest application for the potential sale of the former vessel HMS Atherstone for further use or recycling ....More


The London Metal Exchange (LME) issues a discussion paper on an electronic warranting process.

The London Metal Exchange (LME) today issued a market-wide discussion paper on its proposal to introduce an electronic warranting process – the process that enables .... More


Fires Caused By Batteries?

We hear stories of devastating scrap yard fires on a regular basis. Tens or even hundreds of tonnes of scrap can be burned. Recently fire crews battled for three hours to bring a fire under control at a Kidderminster yard. ...More

TRAX Shear Baler

Lefort Trax makes a big impact.

Lefort Trax shear baler.   Manufactured by Lefort the TRAX is the first shear baler on tracks.Shear force is 500 - 1000T  see it in action here....Video

Wheeled Bins
Macpresse 111/2 Baler

Macpresse MAC 111/2 baler processing paper.

Recent installation of a MAC 111 series 2 automatic press baling paper at Bolton Brothers, Ipswich. ... Video

Golf Club

Non Ferrous Club News

For those that don’t know the Non Ferrous Club has been running for a number of year. Its membership is made up from non ferrous ....More 

Lefort Trax Shear

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General Scrap Metal

£2512 fine for Hull man.

A Hull man has been ordered to pay £2,512 after pleading guilty to illegally transporting waste.  Daley Smith (54), also known as Daily Smith of Bankside Park, Bankside, ....More

Plastic Straws

Legislation to ban plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds.

Legislation to ban plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds was recently laid in Parliament, marking an important step in the government’s fight .....More

Recycling Exhibitions

The show must go on

The Coronavirus pandemic has hit all exhibitions like a sledge hammer with cancellations or rescheduling of all events. The ISRI show which was due to take place in April  ....More

Sorting Flexible Plastic Packaging

Successful Pilot Scheme for Flexible Plastic Packaging.

The Materials Recovery for the Future (MRFF) consortium just published a report showing that their flexible plastic packaging recycling pilot in Pennsylvania USA was successful.  .....More

Baling Press

New engineering company for Macpresse Europa equipment.

RCP Systems AG, the sole UK agents for Macrpresse Europa SRL equipment, are pleased to announce that Ebbsfleet Engineering Services Ltd., will conduct all .... More

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