What is the price of recycled plastic per ton?
Subsequently, one may also ask, how much is plastic worth per ton?
Over the past months, the national average for corrugated containers (PS 11) has risen a nominal 2 percent from $69.00 to the current $70.63 per ton. In August 2017, OCC was trading in the $174-per-ton range.
Additionally, is recycled plastic more expensive? But according to experts it is now cheaper for major manufacturers to use new plastic. A report from S&P Global Platts, a commodity market specialist, revealed that recycled plastic now costs an extra $72 (£57) a tonne compared with newly made plastic.
In this way, what is the price of recycled plastic?
The national average price is now 38.69 cents per pound, compared to 38.88 cents this time last month. With the exception of the West Coast and Pacific regions, where the average is in the 33- to 34-cents-per-pound range, the national average in all other regions continues in the 41- to 42-cents-per-pound range.
How much is a ton of cardboard worth?
Cardboard—the most recycled commodity—has typically sold for $100 per ton. Waste Management generally keeps 25 percent from the sale of cardboard and gives its customer 75 percent. It costs the company about $20 to process that cardboard, giving it a roughly $5 profit per ton.