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press release | 16 Jan.2017

Test Exemptions now included in Deinking Scorecard

The recently-revised deinkability scorecard by the European Recovered Paper Council (...

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press release | 19 Dec.2016

Letter to the European Commission President Juncker and First Vice-President Timmermans: Concerns on the potential discontinuation of EU Ecolabel product groups

We, European paper manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers, consumer organisations and...

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position paper | 17 Oct.2016

Review of Directive on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain roads

We welcome the European Commission’s intention to create a technically interoperable system in

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position paper | 19 Sep.2016

Response to Commission public consultation on reduced VAT rate for e-books and periodicals

Short summary: The proposal to reduce the VAT rate for e-books

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publications | 02 Dec.2016

Paper for Recycling Quality Control Guidelines

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. The standard was revised in 2013 and published in February 2014. It defines what the different grades of paper for recycling can and cannot contain as well as defining prohibited materials and unwanted materials. It also sets maximum tolerance levels by grade for unwanted materials.

Specific agreements between buyer and supplier for grades with special specifications might still be necessary to meet individual requirements. However, general recommendations are needed to facilitate a common understanding of the standard.

To achieve greater harmonisation, to improve the implementation of the EN 643 Standard and to facilitate commercial relationships between paper mills and paper for recycling suppliers, these guidelines contain recommendations regarding paper for recycling quality controls for paper for recycling suppliers and paper mills.

The guidelines can be consulted in English here and French here.

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publications | 28 Nov.2016

Future skills for the paper industry

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. These trends are occurring against a background of rapid change in the industry in terms of decarbonisation, new technologies and business models, as well as innovative products. Yet a better qualified and skilled workforce will be crucial if the EU is to compete on the global stage.

This brochure, with a foreword by EU Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, is the result of a 2-year project funded by the European Commission. It is available in:

French

German

Italian

Polish

Swedish

 

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