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Overseas shipments of mixed paper dropped from 264 049 tonnes in early 2017 to 229 425 tonnes, not least because of China’s new import stance. The UK’s exports of OCC, meanwhile, edged 0....
Latest figures from the Confederation of Paper Industries and HM Revenue & Customs reveal that the UK - Europe's largest exporter of recovered paper - shipped out 1.441 million tonnes of mixed...
C&A wants 100% of the cotton it sources and at least two-thirds of the overall raw materials it uses to be ‘more sustainable’ by 2020. Its new ‘Wear the Change’ fashion...
REPREVE Champions of Sustainability status will be awarded to 25 brand and retail partners that have each used the equivalent of 10 million or more bottles, and 15 textile partners that have each...
UK paper and board production climbed 4.6% year on year to 3.544 million tonnes in the opening 11 months of 2017, with all sectors - including graphic papers - posting increases when viewed against...
The event on January 24 will address the main outcome of the project - 'The good and best practice handbook for the collection of paper and board for recycling' - as well as important milestones and...
The teams will be able to pitch their ideas online before a deadline of January 15 next year, with Euro 50 000 in awards available to each of the 26 selected projects. WEAR Sustain will organise...
The goal of the partnership is to tackle the large-scale incineration and landfilling of today’s mattresses, to which end the pair hopes to create fully-recyclable mattresses within the next...
At the heart of Blend Rewind is a chemical recycling process that yields new viscose filaments from polyester and cotton fibre blends. The process generates three circular outgoing product streams:...
The scheme was initiated by PlasticsEurope and is aimed at achieving food-grade recycled polystyrene. 'Proactively advancing polystyrene recycling solutions is a critical task that Trinseo fully...
The standards state an adoption date of December 31 this year, with entry into force proposed for March 1 2018. The BIR world recycling organisation and the US Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries...
Speaking at EuRIC’s first European Recycling Conference held recently in Milan, Van de Nes said that, in the short term, ‘we will continue to see disrupted recovered paper markets’ owing to China’s...
‘The good news is that our trade has people of high integrity; they are after long-term contracts and don’t just want to make a quick buck,’ Vora said at the event, organised by...
A global producer of packaging for the luxury and fashion industries, Favini was recognised for its ground-breaking Remake papermaking process whereby 20% of the fibre is provided by scrap from Italy...
In his presentation on the new European standard for recovered paper quality control, Uriel pointed out that technical possibilities for testing have become ‘more and more extensive’,...
The business produces sustainable building materials from, among other items, milk cartons, juice boxes and soup containers using a proprietary ‘low-energy, eco-friendly recycling technology...
‘Looking ahead, overall paper consumption (in China) still possesses considerable room for growth, thus the group is optimistic about the outlook of both the packaging paper segment and the...
‘We believe the 1.5% level for OCC, as set out in EN643 (the European list of standard grades of paper and board for recycling) and currently required by the Chinese authorities, provides the...
The cellulose is separated from contaminants, quenched of all liquids, dried and subjected to a high-temperature purification process to ensure a hygienic end product comprising pellets and a fluffy...
The 2017 edition of the two-day event will be held in at the Hilton Hotel in the country’s capital Warsaw. Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference Europe event. Industry highlights regarding...
This milestone represents a more than 16-fold increase over 2006 levels when just 4% of local authorities collected cartons at the kerbside. This sharp uptrend is said to be the result of ‘...
From the proposed listing date, NOREXECO will set closing prices, have tradeable prices on screen and will be open for block trades. Ongoing consultations with the industry will determine product...
'Our lab tests showed that fibre-reinforced concrete reduces crack formation by more than 90% compared to regular concrete,' explains Obinna Onuaguluchi, a postdoctoral fellow in civil engineering at...
The name change also accommodates use of the term ‘paper for recycling’ rather than ‘recovered paper’ in the updated EN 643 European Standard List of Grades of Paper and Board...
In the opening quarter of 2017, Europe’s leading recovered fibre exporter - the UK - saw its OCC export prices to China peak at upwards of £150 per tonne (approaching Euro 180) before...
In European recycled containerboard, the group implemented a Euro 60 per tonne hike in the first quarter, with additional increases announced for April. ‘Overall demand for recycled...
Run by the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC), the competition is open to any Europe-based entity, including schools, universities, NGOs, national and regional authorities, companies and...
Royal Bel Leerdammer produces some 400 tonnes of packaged cheese per week, with more than 2.5 million units of plastic packaging finding their way to supermarkets at home and abroad. All packages...
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...

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