Waste paper

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.
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BIR

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Smurfit Kappa named Continuous Improvement Supplier of the Year 2015

| Smurfit Kappa states, that the company has been commended for its innovation, expertise and commitment to the highest standards of sustainability by its long term partner, Philips, achieving the Philips Lighting – Quality and Sustainability Excellence Award.

BIR paper division announces program for Berlin

| The BIR Paper Division has confirmed their panel of invited guest speakers that will provide delegates in Berlin with information of strategic importance in the framework of the current challenging business climate. Under the presidency of Reinhold Schmidt, Recycling Karla Schmidt, the divisional plenary session takes place on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 at 10.30 at the Berlin InterContinental Hotel.
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Stena Metall signs Agreement to acquire IL Recycling

| Stena Metall is acquiring IL Recycling, a total waste management supplier of recycling services, with operations in Sweden and Poland. Stena Metall is developing its position through its subsidiary Stena Recycling AB, a leading company in industrial recycling.
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