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New paper standard is 'excellent', says CPI

The paper industry has welcomed the introduction of a paper quality standard outlining requirements for recovered paper destined for UK end markets branding it as excellent. The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) praised the introduction of PAS 105 Recovered Paper Sourcing and Quality for UK End Markets and argued that it is imperative that quality is built into the material recovery process. CPI recovered paper sector manager Peter Seggie said: With further growth in waste paper recovery expected in the municipal sector over the coming years, the document should minimise the risks of failing to take advantage of what is a simple material to recycle. Currently waste paper from the municipal waste stream makes up 35% of the total recovered paper collected in the UK but this is set to rise to around 45%. Over two million tonnes of paper and card are available for recovery from Englands municipal waste stream. The CPI said recovering this material at a quality standard for recycling - rather than landfilling or incinerating would produce significant carbon reductions.

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