Waste paper

Outlook for Europe’s recovered fibre surplus

| Over the course of the next three to four years, Turkey could provide a home for a significant proportion of Europe’s recovered fibre surplus, it was indicated at the latest meeting of the BIR Paper Division.

Quality initiative for US paperboard industry

| Mid America Paper Recycling (MAPR), an independent broker, processor and exporter of recovered paper in the Central United States, has launched an initiative focused on tracking and increasing the value of the recycling waste streams generated by large commercial printers and paperboard converters.
C. Nöhren, pixelio.de

Sustainability in the print industry

| When we think of sustainability, we don’t often think of the print industry and its abundance of paper.

Andritz supplies complete sludge handling system

| Andritz has received an order from Papierfabrik Palm GmbH & Co KG to supply the complete reject treatment and sludge handling system for their new paper mill in Aalen, Germany.

ERPA concerned about state of European paper recycling sector

| ERPA, the recovered paper branch of Euric, has issued a statement to express its concern about the developments on the global recovered paper market which negatively impacts paper recycling in Europe.

Real 100% Post-Consumer recycled paper

| Ecocern produces folders, CD cases, car litter bags, carry bags, envelopes, stationery, copy paper, counter rolls, table cloth, place mats and many more. It is natural unbleached post-consumer recycled paper collected from australian households and industry.

Experts “super-optimistic” about prospects for recycled paper industry

| Short-term pain should give way to longer-term gain for the paper recycling industry, senior figures agreed at the latest meeting of the BIR Paper Division on May 20.

Recycling of paper cups for magazine paper production

| Stora Enso aims to start recycling used paper cups on a large scale at its Langerbrugge Mill in Belgium. Based on production trials, the company says it possesses the technical feasibility to recycle paper cups for use in other paper applications.
C. Nöhren, pixelio.de

Pulp and paper mill waste becomes fish feed, energy and more

| A collection of Swedish experts aims to create new bio-based products from excess waste sludge produced from wastewater effluent management at pulp and paper mills.

CEPI: Paper and board production stable in 2018

| CEPI member countries’ paper and board production was stable in 2018, compared to the previous year, according to preliminary figures.

CuRe: Creating a fully circular polyester chain

| This week CuRe has been launched by Cumapol, DSM-Niaga and Morssinkhof. The goal is to recycle used polyester waste streams in polyester suitable for high demanding applications like carpets, textile and food packaging.

58.2 % of PET bottles collected

| Out of 3.308.300 tonnes of PET bottles placed in the European market in 2017, 58.2% - in total 1.923.100 tonnes (+2.9 % compared to 2016) - were collected. This conclusion comes from the Annual Survey on the European PET Recycle Industry, conducted by ICIS and commissioned by Petcore Europe.

European paper recycling resilient in 2017

| 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.
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Expert view is that a Brexit agreement is likely

| A waste and resource management specialist from within the UK government’s Department for International Trade has expressed confidence that a Brexit agreement will be reached between the UK and the rest of the EU.