Recycling

In 2013, a total of 57 million tonnes of paper and board were recycled in Europe. This corresponded to a 71.7% recycling rate. On average, paper fibre was recycled 3.4 times.

Under the umbrella of the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) (http://www.paperforrecycling.eu), industries, including printing, joined forces with the common goal of further increasing Europe’s recycling rate.

Building upon the success of the initial ‘European Declaration on Paper Recovery’ launched in 2000, which was responsible for pushing Europe’s recycling rate to 55%, the ERPC published the ‘European Declaration on Paper Recycling 2011-2015’.

Intergraf is the current chair of the ERPC. You can find more information at paperrecovery.org.

 

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