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Germany achieved a 'record' 74.5% recovered paper utilisation last year. The country was able to meet demand for material by importing a 'significant' 4.4 million tonnes from various other EU...
At the event, Spain’s environment minister Isabel García Tejerina praised the efforts made in recent years by a ‘highly specialised’ paper business sector, adding that the...
Such important themes will be the heart of the 20th international annual recovered paper conference, organised by the German bvse association. The event will take place on 23 March at the Maritim...
In the past year, project partners have exchanged views with paper collection decision-makers and mapped out current waste management systems in Europe. Mapping presented at the conference revealed...
ECOR green building materials emerged on to the Dutch market about a year ago from a regional subsidiary of Noble Environmental Technologies in Venlo. The ECOR panels represent an alternative to...
UK exports of recovered fibre were 1.5% higher year on year in the opening 11 months of 2016 at 4.482 million tonnes and were thus on track to threaten the full-year record established in 2015 of 4....
As for fibre prices, OCC strengthened from US$ 170-plus per tonne at the start of October to end the year at US$ 180-plus whereas mixed paper climbed from US$ 143-plus to US$ 158-plus over the same...
During the European Paper Week seminar held in the Belgian capital Brussels, Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Schrinner of the Dresden University of Technology in Germany outlined the promising early results from...
To the surprise of many, recovered paper markets have been generally steady to strong in November. On the downside, however, traders have continued to experience shipping problems and uncertainties,...
‘Europe is the world leader when it comes to recycling paper,’ Ulrich Leberle of the Confederation of European Paper Industries declared at the annual Paper Recycling Conference Europe,...
The 479 515 tonnes easily outstripped the 394 922 tonnes of the same month last year and took the running total for 2016 to 4.103 million tonnes - an increase of 2.1% over the 4.02 million tonnes of...
According to the industry body, the updated version is the result of ‘sustained industry consultation’ and is ‘a step towards achieving a harmonised approach on quality control and...
'Stay tuned.' That was the advice offered by guest speaker Wade Schuetzeberg after having alluded to the distinct possibility that the Chinese government will shortly impose new import controls and...
Innovation, customised machine configurations and international standards of quality are the hallmarks of the Austropressen brand from Roither Maschinenbau GesmbH of Seewalchen in Austria. Owned and...
Municipal solid waste generation increased to 258.5 million tonnes in the same year, up 1.4% compared to 2013. Recycling and composting grew 2.2% to 89.4 million tonnes. According to the EPA,...
In totalling just 592 875 tonnes in September, the country's collections were lower than for any month since August last year when 564 725 tonnes was amassed. UK exports also recorded their lowest...
Release liners serve as a carrier for labels to transfer the label to the final product - and because silicone layers are present on release liners, they become part of the waste stream. Kris...
Paper recycling industry majors need to take responsibility in managing quality in order to keep Europe's recovered paper at the top table of international trade. So says Wade Schuetzeberg, managing...
Over 58 million tonnes of paper are collected for recycling from households, commerce, industry and offices. The ‘strong growth’ in European paper recycling is the result of best...
While many European countries have been reporting below-expectation recovered paper collections throughout the summer and even into the early autumn, France confirms a strengthening of collection...
TRA, which champions the interests of the UK’s recovered paper industry, has welcomed the focus on quality but disagrees on the approach. ‘Of course, we share the desire of CPI to improve...
The provisional data suggests that 58.7% of the total steel demand for 2016 has already been met, partly because the sector was boosted by strong exports. In fact, the figures haven’t been as...
His comments come in response to media articles suggesting an upturn in rejections from local authority collections. ‘Reports of higher reject rates from recycled materials partially reflects...
According to the manufacturer, there are only two sites in the UK where conventional paper cups can be recycled, meaning that only one in 400 cups actually go back into the material loop. The new cup...
The UK’s overseas shipments in the first half of 2016 as a whole were just 1.3% higher than in last year’s corresponding period at 2.523 million tonnes following a 29.2% year-on-year...
When people throw away such cups, they will assume they should be recycled in existing, separate paper recycling bins and containers, it is argued. The Recycling Association’s Simon Ellin...
‘The demand for packaging paper in China is expected to grow steadily in the long run,’ observes group chairman Dr Raymond Lee. ‘Although paper consumption per capita in China has...
These are among the headline findings of the newly-released ‘2015-16 Centralized Study on Availability of Recycling’, which was commissioned by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. Taking...
Issued by CEPI in April this year (see page 88 of Recycling International’s May issue), the guidelines cover, for example, what quality controllers should consider during an inspection in order...
The main manifesto pledge is that the paper cup supply chain will ‘work together to ensure paper cups are designed, used, disposed of and collected to maximise the opportunities for recycling...
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