Waste paper

European paper industy launches investment roadmap

| The European paper industry has today launched the reviewed version of its 2050 Roadmap detailing the pathways and investment needed to cut its carbon emissions by 80% while creating 50% more added-value.

More paper consumption, less recycling

| According to CEPI’s preliminary statistics for 2016, the overall consumption of paper and board in CEPI countries in 2016 increased by 1% compared to 2015. Meanwhile, the use of paper for recycling has fallen by around 0.3%.

CEPI publishes update of Paper for Recycling Quality Control guidelines

| CEPI has published an updated version of the ‘Paper for Recycling – Quality control guidelines’ including an annex which outlines in more detail the technical measurements.

European paper industry unveils major investment agenda

| CEPI foresees 40% more investment to transform industry and lead the low-carbon bioeconomy in Europe.

Quality cannot be compromised

| DS Smith's latest report focuses on the need to ensure that quality materials are consistently collected even when volumes of recyclate increase.

Growing competition from Asia

| During the paper comittee's meeting at the BIR autumn conference in Amsterdam, China was once again the main topic.

Paper recycling in Europe now at 71.5%

| The paper recycling rate in Europe reached 71.5% as announced by the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) in their final monitoring report for 2015. Compared to 2010, collection and recycling has increased by almost one million tonnes of paper.
C. Nöhren, pixelio.de

Quantity criterion in the definition of municipal waste is important

| Leading federations representing the paper value chain call for the co-legislators to support the further increase of paper recycling and safeguard the “quantity” criterion in the definition of municipal waste.

ISRI publishes 2016 Scrap Yearbook

| In addition to the economic and environmental benefits covered, new this year is expanded information on the global portion of the industry, including increased data on trends and markets.

Shredding the core

| Smurfit Kappa in Euskirchen relies on a PHH core shredder from Höcker Polytechnik to reduce the volume of cores from heavy paper reels.

UK Recycling facts & figures

| Uk-based Forge Skip Hirehas put together a graphic, showing how far the UK has come in the years as a recycling nation, and also a handful of bitesize facts that helps put things into perspective.
C. Nöhren, pixelio.de

Quality Control Guidelines for Recovered Paper

| In a joint statement, Euric and Fead state that they do not see the CEPI guidelines for paper recycling as binding for their members.

Converting marble waste into high-quality paper

| Taiwan Lung Meng Technology Company Ltd. has developed a process to convert marble waste into high-quality paper. The resultant stone paper is recyclable. Its manufacturing process is also eco-friendly as the paper does not come from the trees.
C. Nöhren, pixelio.de

Regulatory discrimination “not the way to go

| With paper recycling companies remaining under extreme economic and regulatory pressure, “there is no room for a further deterioration”, the BIR Paper Divison meeting in Berlin was warned by its President, Reinhold Schmidt of Recycling Karla Schmidt.