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On the domestic market, the price of transparent granules is on an upward trend but there has been a decrease in the demand for coloured granules owing to the approach of the winter season. Romania’s environmental authorities are discussing the possibility of tracking all imports of scrap. The reason is that there are a lot of imports of garbage as landfill costs in Romania are much lower than in other European countries.

PET bale prices have reached historic highs in the local market. Even though the prices for LDPE/LLDPE in Asia are increasing, the high freight costs make exports to this destination uncompetitive with the European market. There is no interest from buyers in purchasing mixed technical plastics owing to the high costs of sorting and the lack of labour. PP/PS granules are in high demand because available stocks are falling short of the quantities required.