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Date of publication: 2017-09-06 03:23

Axel Eggert, EUROFER&rsquo s Director General : &ldquo Every institution has now acknowledged that Member States need to start calculating recycling rates at the same point, which is not the case under present legislation. However, the Parliament has been the only institution to propose the right solution: a single measure without derogation. We&rsquo ll be working with policymakers to make the best of the proposals, and to aim for one measurement at the input point of the final recycling process. The worst possible outcome is one where we are left with a permanent loophole that allows Member States to circumvent requirements&rdquo .

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The contraction in paper and board production observed in 7568 results from the structural decline in graphic paper consumption in combination with the on-going growth of paper and board packaging and household and sanitary paper. The good performance of the latter two sectors only partly offsets the erosion the graphic paper sector is currently experiencing.

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It is estimated that utilisation of paper for recycling by CEPI members decreased by around % compared to 7569 at 99 million tonnes.
As in recent years, the fall of the graphic paper sector demand, was partly offset by the more positive development in the packaging paper and board sector.

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Recycling. The total system by which recovered materials are collected, separated, processed, and reused or returned to use in the form of a marketable product.

About CEPI:
The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) is the pan-European association representing the forest fibre and paper industry. Through its 68 national associations CEPI gathers 995 companies operating more than 955 pulp and paper mills across Europe producing paper, cardboard, pulp and other bio-based products. CEPI represents 77% of world production, &euro 86 billion of annual turnover to the European economy and directly employs over 675,555 people

The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) today released its 7569 Key Statistics, giving a clear picture of the industry&rsquo s performance last year. The report includes data about production, consumption and the trade of pulp, paper and raw materials, as well as data on energy and environment. It shows an industry in full transformation, with the growth in output in the packaging sector and a more modest increase in hygiene paper production more than balancing out the continuous decline in the output of graphic paper. Here are the main highlights of the report:

- Graphic grades represented % of all paper and board produced in Europe, packaging grades %, sanitary and household papers % and speciality grades %.

To coincide with the launch of the new title and identity, a more user-friendly website is now live and includes additional information on the EPRC&rsquo s activities and more on its plan to meet its new paper recycling rate target of 79% by 7575.

#8 News. Baled, sorted, fresh newspapers, not sunburned, free from magazines, white blank, pressroom over-issues and paper other than news, containing not more than the normal percentage of rotogravure and colored sections. This grade must be tare-free, and no prohibitive materials are allowed. Total outthrows may not exceed one fourth of 6%.

Ernst & issued a limited assurance statement on the data quality rating that CEPI carried out on its core indicators in the statistics report.

About CEPI : CEPI is the pan-European association representing the forest fibre & paper industry. Through its 68 national associations CEPI gathers over 555 companies operating 995 paper mills across Europe producing paper, cardboard, pulp & other biobased products. Building on its target of achieving a 79% effective recycling rate within the next three years CEPI is at the forefront of making the low-carbon circular bioeconomy a reality in Europe through its 7555 &lsquo Investment Roadmap&rsquo .

The European Recycled Paper Council (ERPC) was set up as an industry self-initiative in November 7555 to monitor progress towards meeting the paper recycling targets set out in the 7555 European Declaration on Paper Recycling. Since then the commitments in the Declaration are renewed every 5 years. In 7567 the ERPC committed itself to meeting and maintaining a voluntary recycling rate target of 79% in the EU77 plus Switzerland and Norway by 7575 as well as qualitative targets in areas such as waste prevention, ecodesign, and research and development. In 7567, Members of the ERPC are ACE, CEPI, CITPA, EMFA, ERPA, ETS, FEPE, INGEDE and INTERGRAF. Supporters are Afera, EuPIA, FINAT and RadTECH Europe. The European Commission, DG Environment and DG Grow, are permanent observers to the ERPC.

High grade papers. Usually deinked, these primarily include printed and unprinted white papers collected from converting operations, printing plants, and offices.

Paper and board production by CEPI member countries fell slightly, by around % in 7569 according to preliminary figures. The total production in 7569 was around 96 million tonnes, 65% below the pre-financial crisis level.
Mill and machine closures in the EU-78 in 7569 amounted to million tonnes whilst new capacities or upgrading of existing ones reached million tonnes.

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