The ICIS Recycled Polyethylene (R-PE) Report is published weekly in Europe, Asia and the US.

  • All three reports cover prices throughout the recycled polyethylene chain for both recycled high density polyethylene (R-HDPE) and recycled low density polyethylene (R-LDPE).
  • All Europe prices are on an ex-works basis; All US prices are on a FOB basis; Asia prices are on a FOB or DEL basis.
  • All three reports quote HDPE waste bale prices for post-consumer mixed-coloured and natural material.
  • Europe reports post-consumer R-HDPE pellet prices for natural blow-moulding, natural injection, black pipe grade, black general purpose and mixed-coloured and food-grade pellets. Asia reports post-consumer R-HDPE pellet prices for natural blow-moulding. The US reports post-consumer R-HDPE pellet prices for natural blow-moulding and post-industrial R-HDPE flake prices for mixed-coloured blow-moulding and mixed-coloured injection.
  • Europe quotes bale prices for both flexible and rigid natural and mixed coloured post-consumer bales. Asia quotes LDPE flexible waste bale prices for post-consumer natural and mixed coloured material.
  • Europe quotes post-consumer R-LDPE rigid pellet prices for natural, black and mixed-coloured, and R-LDPE flexible pellet prices for multiple grades of natural. Asia quotes post-consumer R-LDPE pellet prices for natural and black. The US quotes post-industrial R-LDPE pellet prices for mixed-coloured.
  • Commentary and analysis on other related markets, including information on upstream, virgin and other regions.
  • Market developments in new applications, technology, production news, and chemical recycling will be included on an ad-hoc basis.


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Recycled Polyethylene (R-PE) Methodology Consultation 2023


ICIS is implementing a process of rolling consultation on all of its pricing methodologies. This consultation paper is part of this formal process and covers all of the ICIS primary price points included in the recycled polyethylene weekly publications. The consultation asks both general questions about the suitability of the ICIS pricing methodology and questions […]

Recycled Polyethylene Methodology – 24 June 2024


This is the ICIS pricing methodology for polyethylene. ICIS quotes recycled polyethylene prices in Europe, Asia and the US. ICIS continuously develops, reviews and revises its methodologies in consultation with industry participants. Previous versions of this methodology can be found under Archived Documents. For a copy of an archived methodology document, please email To find […]