The Awarding Ceremony of the 8th Edition of the European Paper Recycling Awards took place at the Renaissance Hotel in Brussels on 29 June 2022.
The event takes place every two years with the specific goal to highlight and reward European projects, initiatives or campaigns that change the way we recycle paper in Europe and help us achieve our ambitious goal of a 76% paper recycling rate by 2030.
The ceremony awards the winners who have presented excellent and game-changing projects in two categories: Innovative Technologies and R&D and Information & Education.
The winner of the “Innovative Technologies and R&D” category is EnEWA, a research and development project financed by the German Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, is focusing on the optimisation of sorting, cleaning and recycling paper even when it is mixed with other residual household or commercial waste. Awarded in the “Information and Education” category, the CELAB project is a cross-industry initiative to recycle self-adhesive labels.
Jury member and EPRC chairperson Annick Carpentier stated: “The projects or campaigns competing for the awards are all game changers in the way we recycle paper in Europe. They will contribute to achieving our ambitious goal of a 76% paper recycling rate by 2030. This is an ambitious target and every piece of paper and board bringing us closer to it counts!”
The EPRC Secretary and Cepi Raw Materials Director Ulrich Leberle stated: “The recycling rates we have already reached put paper and board as industry frontrunners. Both ongoing initiatives and planned steps will allow us to close the circular economy loop even further. The innovative projects presented yesterday at the EPRC Awards are timely examples of what it will take to get there.”
The European Paper Recycling Award distinguishes between two main categories to ensure a fair comparison among the different entries.
Eligible projects, initiatives or campaigns will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
To apply, please click check the Application section.
There are five previous editions of the European Paper Recycling Awards, which take place every 2 years.
Past winners and commended entries include the following: