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Test Exemptions now included in Deinking Scorecard /// 16 January 2017
The recently-revised deinkability scorecard by the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) now includes an annex listing exemptions to the deinkability test.
We, European paper manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers, consumer organisations and environmental NGOs, are writing to share our concerns about the possible removal of a number of EU Ecolabel product groups which we understand the Commission is considering.
We welcome the European Commission’s intention to create a technically interoperable system in all Member States. However, the introduction of any distance-based road charging measure will inevitably be more costly. Road charging should not result in penalising of the road.
Short summary: The proposal to reduce the VAT rate for e-books will not necessarily reduce the current price of e-books, as publishers may not pass this reduction to the end consumer.
Response to public consultation on access to international road haulage /// 16 September 2016
Short summary: We support a completely free market for transport services in the European Union that can improve industry’s competitiveness. Liability of shippers should be proportionate.
Paper for Recycling Quality Control Guidelines /// 2 December 2016
The European Standard EN 643, European list of standard grades of paper and board for recycling, is the basic document to be used by industry professionals in the buying and selling of paper for recycling. Interested parties should order the EN 643 from their respective national standardisation body1.
Future skills for the paper industry /// 28 November 2016
Like other industries in the EU, Europe’s pulp and paper sector has noticed that fewer young people are joining its workforce than in the past. The EU’s population is ageing and stagnating, which is an additional concern for its future workforce.
Infographic: Cost of EU regulations on European paper industry /// 28 November 2016
A European Commission study on our sector has revealed that over the past 10 years, direct regulatory costs have more than tripled. On average, direct and ETS-related indirect regulatory costs have absorbed more than 40% of the industry’s annual profitability since 2004.
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