Waste paper

BIR

BIR requests extension of deadline for comments on China’s import ban

| BIR Director General Arnaud Brunet has addressed an official letter to the World Trade Organisation via the European Commission to request an extension of the deadline for comments in the aforementioned matter so that all stakeholders are given the opportunity to put forward their concerns.

EU launches trade investigation against Turkey

| Today the EU has decided to launch investigations against Turkey for breach of EU-Turkey Customs Union and WTO rules confirming the validity of a complaint lodged by the European paper industry.
C. Nöhren, pixelio.de

European paper industry’s perfomance resilient in 2016

| In the background of increasingly uncertain global markets, European production of paper and board demonstrated resilience in 2016. This not only continues the trend of recent years but exceeds the performance of other key paper-producing regions including the United States and Canada.

Confidential information shredded beyond recognition

| On its journey from one truck to the next, confidential documents pass through a Lindner single-shaft shredder, type Micromat 2000, on the premises of Russell Richardson. Its owner appreciates above all the combination of high throughput, long uninterrupted running times, and easy accessibility for maintenance work.

Linda Leone Appointed to ISRI Board

| The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) recently named Linda Leone to its Board of Directors. Leone will serve as a board member on behalf of the Association’s Paper Division. She also serves as the Paper Division’s 2nd Vice President.

Rowe Nuremberg opens new paper sorting plant

| The REDWAVE Process Monitoring and Control System (PMCS) allows maximum automation of systems as well as optimisation of the entire sorting process.
C. Nöhren, pixelio.de

BIR Paper Division: Double headache for exporters

| An “explosion” in container rates “had nearly dealt a death blow to the shipping of recovered paper”, the latest BIR Paper Division meeting was told by its outgoing President, Reinhold Schmidt of Germany-based Recycling Karla Schmidt.
C. Nöhren, pixelio.de

EPRA disagrees on European declaration on paper recycling

| The federation claims that the new declaration does not take into account the legitimate interests of the supply side of the paper value chain, which provides every day the secondary raw materials needed to manufacture new paper.
EPRC

ERPC becomes the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC)

| To align with its new “Declaration on Paper Recycling” the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) has been renamed the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC).

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.