Navigating volatility in the recycling markets

10th June 2020

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The market and outlook for recycled plastic waste already was complex, between EU directives and legislative changes, brand pledges and targets, we now are facing the additions of an unstable market, lack of recyclate and competitive virgin prices.

Where will supply originate? How are the volatile markets coping in such uncertain times? What are the implications for virgin plastic producers?

Join our team of experts; Helen McGeough, Mark Victory and Matt Tudball for a live webinar as they discuss this and other challenges facing producers, manufacturers and other market players to help you plan as best you can.


  • What does disruption mean for supply demand dynamics for recycled plastics?
  • Coronavirus and crude – the impact on recycled plastic prices.
  • Sustainability – can recycled plastics survive the waves of volatility?


Meet the experts

Matt Tudball, Senior Markets Editor

Matt Tudball is the Senior Editor for Recycled PET at ICIS. Matt joined ICIS in 2012, covering several markets including African and Turkish polymers. Matt spent two years in the Commercial Strategy team, leading customer development and engagement activates across Europe, before returning to the Editorial team in 2019. As part of the wider ICIS Sustainability team, Matt focuses on the increasingly important role recycling and sustainability plays in the wider petrochemicals market, and is helping develop new products and tools which will bring better insight and analysis to this fast-growing sector.

Mark Victory, Senior Markets Editor

Mark Victory is one of the Senior Editors for recycling at ICIS (the Independent Commodities Intelligence Service), and is dedicated to expanding its coverage across this vital and growing sector. Mark has been with ICIS since 2008, covering recycling, petrochemical and fertilizer markets – including 8 years as the editor of the R-PET report . Mark is currently the editor of the R-PE and R-PP reports, which he launched in 2019.

Prior to joining ICIS, Mark covered international bond, commercial paper and structured product markets.

Helen McGeough, Senior Analyst, Recycling

BA (Hons) Business Studies graduate from Nottingham Trent University.

Over 20 years’ experience in consultancy, having worked initially in the Digital Technology industry and for the past 14 years in recycled PET within Wood Mackenzie (previously PCI).

Led market analysis and consulting for global recycled PET markets.
Achievements include:

  • Developed supply demand database for recycled PET markets, including forecasts for collection, reclamation and end use of recycled PET products
  • Responsible for monthly coverage of recycled PET market including price discovery, analysis of market developments and regulatory developments
  • Generated price forecasts for recycled PET flake and food grade pellets by key regions

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