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European paper sector reaches new heights in recycling

Date

17 Sep 2008

Sections

Sustainable Dev.
Climate & Environment

Brussels, 16 September 2008: The European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) today announced that the paper and board recycling rate in Europe reached 64.5% in 2007, which confirms that the industry is on track to meet its voluntary target of 66% by 2010.

The total amount of paper collected and sent to be recycled in paper mills was 60.1 million tonnes, an increase of 7.6 million tonnes (or +14.5%) since 2004, the base year for the target.

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