Are paper and plastic recyclers prepared for a market rebound?
AMCS Recycling Software provides golden opportunity to streamline operational processes
Even before the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis, the waste recovery and recycling industry was facing a series of challenges like low oil prices putting pressure on recycled material prices and the tightened controls of recovered plastics in overseas markets such as Asia. On top of that due to the Covid-19 crisis for paper and plastic recyclers, the market circumstances have completely changed. Companies have to deal with a major decrease in the supply of recyclables such as paper, cardboard and plastics from manufacturing and industrial sources. Additionally, due to an almost complete shut-down of the production in some industries, there is also a fall-off in the demand for processed material.”
Paper and plastic recyclers hit by the current crises can still bounce back. This is the firm opinion of the Madrid based Gerard Kissane who has over 10 years of experience in the waste industry. “Mapping the inbound and outbound processes can indicate where there is room for improvement and with that, how to increase growth and margins.”