About the EPRC

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The European Paper Recycling  Council (EPRC) was set up as an industry self-initiative in November 2000 to monitor progress towards meeting the paper recycling targets set out in the 2000 European Declaration on Paper Recycling. Since then, the commitments in the Declaration have been renewed every five years.

The ERPC’s tasks are:

to coordinate the commitments of all the Signatories and Supporters

to take steps to improve the quality of the information available

to discuss all relevant matters regarding the successful operation of the European Declaration

to coordinate public information on the achievements of the European Declaration

to produce annual reports

The EPRC monitors the progress of the European Declaration openly and transparently and co-ordinates the joint work to achieve set targets.

The European paper and board industry is committed to reaching higher levels of recycling the target of 66% of paper by 2010 and 70% by 2015 have already been met, and a new target of 74% is now set for 2019.

For further information on the EPRC contact the EPRC secretariat on +32 2 627 49 23 or email: erpc[at]cepi.org

See the signatories and supporters here.