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In view of its commitment to achieving a 74% paper recycling rate across Europe by 2020, the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC) today confirmed its latest recycling figure of 72.3% in its 2017 monitoring report. “In the background of a challenging international context, the increased European paper recycling rate from 72% in 2016 to 72.3% in 2017 is a significant step forward for paper recycling in Europe. The value chain also achieved higher collection, a sign that we remain committed to...

An update has been made to the European Paper Recycling Council’s (EPRC) “Assessment of Printed Product Recyclability”. This Scorecard for the Removability of Adhesive Applications now includes an annex for applications where there is sufficient experience and confidence that they will deliver good results on removability. Non-water-soluble or non-dispersible hot melt adhesives are now exempted from testing under certain conditions. If an adhesive application does not conform to with the conditions in this annex, no conclusion can be made about its...

On track to reaching its commitment of achieving a 74% paper recycling rate across Europe by 2020, the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC) today revealed its latest figure of 72.5%. “We continue to make progress in elevating Europe’s recycling rate, but we must not remain complacent. A renewed focused on separate collection of paper for recycling is even more crucial to ensuring that Europe remains a global leader on paper recycling” says Ulrich Leberle, Secretary of the EPRC and Raw Materials...

Every two years the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC) rewards the best, brightest and most innovative paper recycling projects from across the continent with the prestigious European Paper Recycling Award. This year’s award ceremony, which took place on 18 October, is jointly hosted by MEP Ms. Simona Bonafè (Italy), rapporteur of the Circular Economy dossier and Ms. Inés Ayala Sender (Spain). Favini, a leading global producer of packaging for the luxury and fashion industries, topped the Innovative Technologies and R&D category...

The European paper recycling value chain has already made significant strides on the paper recycling rate in the EU having reached a near theoretical maximum of 71.5% in 2015. The industry is now seeking to make another move forward with an enhanced rate of 74% by 2020 building on the progress achieved since 2000 by preceding European Declarations on Paper Recycling. “Having already achieved an effective recycling rate of 71.5%, the European paper recycling value chain is willing to go a...

To align with its new “Declaration on Paper Recycling” the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) has been renamed the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC). The name change also takes into consideration the use of the term of paper for recycling rather than recovered paper in the updated European Standard List of Grades of Paper and Board for Recycling (EN 643). To coincide with the launch of the new title and identity, a more user-friendly website is now live and includes additional...

The 6th edition of the European Paper Recycling Awards will take place the 18th October in the European Parliament hosted by europarliamentarian Ms. Simona Bonafè, rapporteur of the Circular Economy package and champion of the importance of recycling. The Awards provide an occasion to shed the spotlight on the innovative projects changing the way we think and do paper recycling and help Europe achieve its goal of a 74% paper recycling rate by 2020. Any paper recycling related project or campaign can...