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Environmental awareness and paper recycling

Miranda Carreño, Rubén and Blanco Suárez, Ángeles Environmental awareness and paper recycling. Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, 44 (10). pp. 431-449. ISSN 0576-9787

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Abstract

The collection and utilization of recovered paper has increased over the past decades all over the world and
this trend will continue. However, paper recycling is limited by the availability of resources, as well as by
their recovery and quality. The paper describes how environmental awareness plays an important role in
overcoming these limits. Firstly, the works carried out within the framework of COST Action E48 – “The
limits of paper recycling” – are presented. These works have analysed the most important driving forces for
extending the collection of recovered paper in Europe and established that environmental awareness is a key
factor. Secondly, different initiatives for the development of environmental awareness and promotion of
paper recycling – mainly based on information and educational campaigns, with special emphasis on child
education – are presented.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Environmental awareness, Paper recycling, Collection of recovered paper, Information and education, COST Action E48
Subjects:Sciences > Chemistry > Environmental conditions
Sciences > Chemistry > Waste products
Sciences > Chemistry > Paper industry
ID Code:11904
Deposited On:10 Feb 2011 12:11
Last Modified:14 Feb 2011 08:39

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