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  • 01 APR 2014

    Think before you shread - A poster

    The ERPC published a poster explaining which documents should be shredded and which not. Based on an original by the American Forest & Paper Association, the poster aims at improving recycling by putting non-sensitive papers straight in the recycling bin.

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  • 26 FEB 2014

    The new EN 643

    CEPI launched a pocket-size guidance document that details the changes in the revised EN643 European List of Standard Grades of Paper and Board for Recycling.

  • 03 OCT 2013

    ERPC declares 2013 paper recycling awards winners

    Two organisations awarded for innovative efforts in paper recycling
    Yesterday, the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) announced the winners of the fourth European Paper Recycling awards. The well-attended ceremony took place at the European Parliament and was hosted by ALDE MEP Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, who opened the event. "With the increasing world population resource efficiency is no luxury. It's a necessity to stay competitive. For now the EU is still the world leader concerning paper recycling. But if we want to stay in that position we need to set paper collection targets when the EU waste legislation is being reviewed next year", he stated.

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  • 29 AUG 2013

    Europe recycles 71.7% of paper and board used in 2012

    Today the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) announced an impressive 71.7% paper recycling rate for Europe. In their annual monitoring report the ERPC revealed that current paper consumption in Europe has dropped by 13% to the level of 1998, but the recycled amount of paper is 1.5 times higher than in 1998 - a remarkable achievement.

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  • 08 JUL 2013

    Register now! European Paper Recycling Awards Ceremony, 2 October, Brussels

    The European Paper Recycling Awards application deadline has been reached. A lot of exciting projects have been submitted and our jury members have selected the winners!

    The awards ceremony will take place on 2 October at the European Parliament in Brussels and will be hosted by MEP Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy. Registration is required at http://www.paperforrecycling.eu/recycling-awards/online-registration

  • 02 APR 2013

    ERPC Launches Call for Candidates for European Paper Recycling Award 2013

    Paper recycling initiatives are invited to apply for the fourth European Paper Recycling Award. NGOs, educational institutes, local authorities and industry have implemented many innovative projects to enhance paper recycling all over Europe but these initiatives are generally not well known. By promoting these initiatives and raising their profile with an award the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) recognises these efforts and hopes to inspire others to copy good practices. The award will identify projects, initiatives and campaigns that contribute to Europe’s sustainability through activities supporting paper recycling.

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  • 21 JAN 2013

    Intergraf takes on ERPC chairmanship

    The European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Beatrice Klose as next chairperson. Ms Klose is the Secretary General of Intergraf - the European Association representing print and digital communications, one of the member organisations of the ERPC. She started her ERPC chairmanship on 1 January 2013 and will keep the position until end 2014.

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  • 11 OCT 2012

    European Paper Recycling in 2011 at 70.4%

    The European paper recycling rate reached an impressive 70.4% as announced today by
    the ERPC (European Recovered Paper Council) in their annual monitoring report.

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  • 03 OCT 2011

    Towards a common goal of sustainability – Launching the European Declaration on Paper Recycling

    Ulrich Höke, ERPC chairman, and Soledad Blanco, Director at the European Commission, DG Environment launched the European Declaration on Paper Recycling 2011-2015 at the European Paper Recycling Awards in the European Parliament.

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  • 22 SEP 2011

    Innovative Projects in Paper Recycling Awarded

    The European Recovered Paper Council recognised the most innovative paper recycling projects last night when MEP Eija-Riitta KORHOLA (EPP, Finnland) presented the Third Annual European Paper Recycling Awards at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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  • 23 AUG 2011

    ERPC launches “Assessment of Printed Product Recyclability for Adhesives”

    This ERPC (European Recovered Paper Council) document provides an assessment of the removability of adhesive applications of a printed paper product as one aspect of its recyclability. The assessment scheme deals with the fragmentation of adhesive applications and their removability through a laboratory screening process. It is applicable to all kinds of printed paper products containing any adhesive applications and serves as an evaluation for potential sticky problems at the paper machine and quality defects in the produced paper or board.

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  • 30 JUN 2011

    Five Years of Raising the Bar in Paper Recycling

    European Paper Recycling in 2010 at 68.9%

    The European paper recycling rate reached an impressive 68.9% as announced today by the ERPC (European Recovered Paper Council) in their final monitoring report. The report shows that since 2004 the recycling rate has increased by 10% points due in part to the excellent work of the ERPC.

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  • 01 SEP 2010

    Europe shows global leadership in recycling

    Europe shows global leadership in recycling

    The latest Monitoring report of the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) shows that Europe has achieved a world record level of paper recycling in 2009. The rate reached 72.2% which is again higher than the target set in its Commitment for 2010 of 66%. The total amount recycled in paper mills came to 58 million tonnes in 2009.

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  • 30 SEP 2009

    Recycling Innovation Recognised by HRH Prince Laurent of Belgium at European Paper Recycling Awards

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  • 29 SEP 2009

    Invitation European Paper Recycling Awards

    The European Recovered Paper Council announces the European Paper Recycling Awards to be presented by HRH Prince Laurent of Belgium on 29 September in the European Parliament. The Awards will be preceded by a Panel Discussion highlighting initiatives promoting sustainable responsibility. Afterwards Champagne will be served during the Jazz Media Lounge. A photography exhibition on paper recycling will also be open from 28 September to 2 October. To facilitate the organisation and acquire a European Parliament pass, please register online at http://www.faep.org/pmg before 25 September.

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  • 24 SEP 2009

    World Record Recycling rate Achieved in Europe

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  • 01 SEP 2009

    Monitoring report 2009

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  • 24 JUN 2009

    ERPC advises printers and publishers

    Why deinking is so important - crash course for those who can make it easier (march09)

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  • 11 MAY 2009

    ERPC Recycling Award launch

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  • 03 APR 2009

    Consumers can be assured that paper recycling benefits the environment and society

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  • 06 MAR 2009

    The paper journey

    National campaign for public sensiblization and awareness, based on a cartoon series on paper recovery and recyling and the environmental benefits of paper and board recycling. Target school-age students and their techers and parents. More information at www.elviajedelpapel.com

  • 06 MAR 2009

    Spanish electronic bulletin from REPACAR

    Publication of monthly electronic bulletin on the recovery and recycling paper and board industry. Covers issues such as paper collection and recycling. Subscription is free. More information at www.repacar.org

  • 28 OCT 2008

    Launch of the Recovered Paper Identification System

    CEPI is proud to launch the European Recovered Paper Identification System at http://www.recoveredpaper-id.eu The site allows recovered paper suppliers to register for a unique supplier code that will then be added on to their recovered paper bales. This system will facilitate the identification of the supplier for bales in Europe in case of questions or problems.

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  • 16 SEP 2008

    European paper sector reaches new heights in recycling

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  • 17 JUL 2008

    Deinking Scorecard

    The European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) has adopted a new assessment scheme, the deinkability scorecard, to promote the eco-design of printed products, which will ensure their recyclability and also promote sustainable production processes.

    Click here to download the Press Release and the calculator can be found here .

  • 17 JUL 2008

    Print Product Recyclability Boosted with New Deinking Scorecard

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  • 30 MAY 2008

    Recycling of printed products: What can the printing industry do to make it easier?

    The European printing industry has launched the updated version of "Recycling of printed products - What can the printing industry do to make it easier?"

  • 19 MAR 2008

    The European Federation of Envelope Manufacturers joins forces for Paper Recycling

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  • 19 MAR 2008

    The European Federation of Envelope Manufacturers joins forces for Paper Recycling

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  • 28 NOV 2007

    ERPC announces winners of the Paper Recycling Award

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  • 28 NOV 2007

    ERPC Presents First European Paper Recycling Award

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  • 23 MAY 2007

    ERPC Launches First European Paper Recycling Award

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  • 09 MAY 2007

    Translations of the European Declaration

    The European Declaration on Paper Recycling has been translated into German, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch. This will help our cause and make it easier for all Signatories and Supporters to spread the message among their members. You can download a web version on this website under 'Publications'.

    For a high resolution pdf in these languages, please contact the ERPC secretariat at erpc@cepi.org.  

  • 08 DEC 2006

    European Association of Database and Directory Publishers pledges support for Paper Recycling

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  • 20 NOV 2006

    German Paper Initiative

    Campaign on recycled paper in Germany. More information at www.initiative-papier.de

  • 28 SEP 2006

    European Declaration on Paper Recycling

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  • 28 SEP 2006

    Industry launches Europe's most ambitious recycling target yet

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  • 07 SEP 2006

    Minutes of the European Recovered Paper Council Meeting

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  • 25 AUG 2006

    Review of the First European Declaration on Paper Recovery

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  • 03 JUL 2006

    Europe Global Leader in Paper Recycling

    The European industries recycling paper and board today announced that they have met the ambitious target they set in 2000; to push the European paper recycling rate to 56% by the end of 2005. This makes Europe the global leader in paper recycling, and paper the most recycled material in Europe. The figure announced stands at 55.4%, well within the (+/-1.5% points) margin set.

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  • 03 JUL 2006

    Europe Global Champion in Paper Recycling

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  • 28 JUN 2006

    Stakeholder Meeting 28 June 2006

    Notes of the ERPC Stakeholders Meeting held on 28 June 2006.

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  • 14 MAR 2006

    Stakeholder Meeting 14-03-2006

    Notes of the ERPC Stakeholders Meeting held on 14 March 2006, as well as the amended text of the new European Declaration and related documents (dated 14 March 2006).

    All documents can be found in the events section.

     

  • 01 JUL 2005

    National Associations' Recycling Campaigns

    Actions updated by Royal VNP (19-07-2005)

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  • 01 OCT 2004

    Launch of 4th ERPC Annual Report

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  • 01 OCT 2004

    Latest Statistical Figures on Recycling

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  • 01 OCT 2004

    Launch of ERPC 4th Annual Report

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  • 01 OCT 2003

    Steady Progress Towards 2005 Paper Recycling Target

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  • 01 OCT 2003

    Recycling rates hit new high: Paper and board industries on track for 2005 target

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  • 01 OCT 2003

    Launch of 3rd ERPC Annual Report

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  • 01 OCT 2003

    Statistical Figures on Recycling

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  • 01 OCT 2003

    Launch of ERPC 3rd Annual Report

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  • 01 JUN 2003

    Changes in paper recycling capacities in CEPI countries

    Update from Autumn 2002 based on publicly available information

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  • 30 MAY 2003

    Summary of the Study on non-collectable and non-recyclable paper products

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  • 28 OCT 2002

    Spotlight Discussion on Paper Collection and Recycling

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  • 01 OCT 2002

    Big jump in 2001 European Recycling Rate

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  • 01 OCT 2002

    Launch of ERPC 2nd Annual Report

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  • 01 OCT 2002

    Launch of ERPC website

  • 01 APR 2002

    CEPI and ERPA proposal to define recovered paper as secondary raw material, not waste

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  • 01 MAR 2002

    Adoption of a guide to an optimum recyclability of printed graphic paper

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  • 11 FEB 2002

    New Recovered Paper Grade Standards Adopted & Ratified

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  • 10 OCT 2001

    Adoption of new data reporting guidelines

    Guidelines for CEPI and its members on collecting and exchanging statistical data.

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  • 01 OCT 2001

    First steps towards fulfilling commitments outlined in the European Declaration on Paper Recovery

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  • 01 OCT 2001

    Launch of ERPC 1st Annual Report

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  • 01 DEC 2000

    Setting up of the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC)

  • 09 NOV 2000

    ERPC: Paper Recycling at a record high in Europe

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  • 09 NOV 2000

    Adoption of the European Declaration on Paper Recovery

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  • 01 NOV 2000

    Launch of the European Declaration on Paper Recovery

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