18 June 2008
Explaining the European Recovered Paper Identification System

For many years, the European Paper Industry has had the goal of establishing identification for the recovered paper purchased, received, stored and consumed in paper mills. Some paper mills have already agreed with their suppliers bilaterally to identify the final supplier on recovered paper bales. The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI), the European Recovered Paper Association (ERPA) and the European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) recommend this first Recovered Paper Identification System to reach this goal. This would be a further contribution of the recovered paper sector to the current and expected legal requirements of waste traceability. The ultimate goal of the Recovered Paper Identification System is to improve the traceability of the paper mills’ supply to improve safe and secure paper production processes and products.


For more information, you can download the introductory information as a pdf here.

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