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Factors influencing a higher use of recovered paper in the European paper industry

Miranda Carreño, Rubén and Bobu, Elena and Grossmann, Harald and Stawicki, Bartek and Blanco Suárez, Ángeles (2010) Factors influencing a higher use of recovered paper in the European paper industry. Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, 44 (10). pp. 419-430. ISSN 0576-9787


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Europe is one of the global leaders in paper recycling. Recovered paper is an indispensable raw material (around 50% of the fibrous raw material is recovered paper), which contributes to the sustainability of the sector. However, certain factors do have a limiting influence on the possibility of an extended use of recovered paper, such as the quality of the recovered paper, the poor sorting activities, the price for recovered paper, the acceptance/demand of recovered paper-containing products by the consumers, the recyclability of the paper products, etc. Against this background, the COST Action E48 – “The limits of paper recycling” – has analyzed the issues that predominantly influence the competitiveness of the paper and board recycling industry, and detected potentials for an extended use of recovered paper in the European paper industry. The analysis has been carried out on the basis of a detailed and comprehensive questionnaire aiming at collecting experiences and opinions on the situation of the different European countries, related to paper recycling.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:European paper industry, Paper recycling, Recovered paper, Competitiveness, COST Action E48
Subjects:Sciences > Chemistry > Chemical engineering
Sciences > Chemistry > Chemistry, Technical
Sciences > Chemistry > Paper industry
ID Code:11903
Deposited On:10 Feb 2011 12:10
Last Modified:27 Nov 2014 11:23

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