New year begins with challenges in recovered paper market

Demand for recovered paper has remained strong at the start of the new year, but continued logistics issues have contributed to rising high-grade prices, particularly for sorted office paper (SOP) as facilities compete for supply.

There was hope that after the holidays demand would start to stabilize, but Melanie Harman of Duluth, Georgia-based Recycling Management Resources says demand for “white [grades] has been off the chart.

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