Here you can find the latest news on the European Recovered Paper Identification System and related issues
CEPI launched a pocket-size guidance document that details the changes in the revised EN643 European List of Standard Grades of Paper and Board for Recycling.
The European paper recycling rate reached an impressive 70.4% in 2011. The ERPC monitoring report shows that the total amount of paper collected and recycled in the paper sector remains stable at 58 million tonnes, the same as in the previous years, but with an increase of 18 million tonnes since 1998, the base year for the first voluntary commitment the paper value chain set itself for increasing recycling in Europe. Since 2000 the recycling rate has increased by 18%-points due in part to the excellent work of the ERPC.
A new reporting format includes more indicators in addition to the volumes and recycling rate. For example, the number of European countries exceeding a 70% recycling rate going up to 13, whereas 12 EU countries still have under 60% recycling rates for paper, indicating further potential for increasing paper recycling in Europe. The number of cycles a paper fibre goes through in the loop reached, on average, 3.4 (compared to the global average of 2.4). µ
In addition to the quantitative progress, a lot of qualitative work has been done to establish an ecodesign towards improved recyclability and in the area of waste prevention. The results include pioneering work to give recycling solid and scientific support, such as the adoption of scorecards to assess the recyclability of paper-based products.
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Recycling has multiple benefits for many areas of the economy – providing raw materials, creating jobs and encouraging business opportunities and innovation. These economic benefits of recycling are examined in a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA).
Ulrich Höke, ERPC chairman, and Soledad Blanco, Director at the European Commission, DG Environment launched the European Declaration on Paper Recycling 2011-2015 at the European Paper Recycling Awards in the European Parliament.
The European Recovered Paper Council recognised the most innovative paper recycling projects last night when MEP Eija-Riitta Korhola (EPP, Finnland) presented the Third Annual European Paper Recycling Awards at the European Parliament in Brussels.
European Paper Recycling in 2010 at 68.9%
The ERPC (European Recovered Paper Council) has just launched a new document providing an assessment of the removability of adhesive applications of a printed paper product as one aspect of its recyclability. The assessment scheme deals with the fragmentation of adhesive applications and their removability through a laboratory screening process. It is applicable to all kinds of printed paper products containing any adhesive applications and serves as an evaluation for potential sticky problems at the paper machine and quality defects in the produced paper or board.
Download the latest Monitoring Report of the European Recycling Declaration here! It includes latest European Paper Recycling Statistics.
Entries are now open for companies and organisations, with innovative paper recycling initiatives, to submit their work into the European Paper Recycling Awards 2011.
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The first issue of the RPID newsletter has been released.
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A pdf file has been created and can be uploaded here.
Last autumn, the European organisations along the recovered paper supply chain, CEPI, ERPA and FEAD, launched a European Recovered Paper Identification System ...
CEPI is proud to launch the European Recovered Paper Identification System website www.recoveredpaper-id.eu.
For many years, the European Paper Industry has had the goal of establishing identification for the recovered paper purchased, received, stored and consumed in paper mills.