Tag Archives: Bureau of International Recycling

European Commission proposal on packaging and packaging waste could build a world class circularity model where reuse and recycling are complementary

A proposal for a revised Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation, tabled today by the European Commission, builds on the performance of the EU industry’s recycling model for paper and board packaging. The paper industry now calls for a science-based evaluation of recyclable and reusable options. Recycling is today the first source of fiber for the pulp and paper sector and ‘circularity’ is part of a business model that places Europe as the global recycling champion. In the EU, paper and board packaging are recycled more than all other […]

China releases 13th batch of import quotas for scrap in 2020

The 13th 2020 batch of imported scrap quotas issued by the Solid Waste & Chemicals Management Centre of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China will let in additional scrap paper, copper, steel, and aluminum. The 13th batch, allows for more than allows 94,750 metric tons of paper scrap, according […]

EPRC does not expect another covid-19 related recovered paper shortage

This year was characterized by extreme price volatility on the recovered paper (RCP) market. Experts discussing at webinars organized by BIR and the EPRC believe that the market will stabilize again in 2021. In the long term, however, new outlets for European RCP have to be found. Last spring, paper mills in Europe experienced a […]