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Paper quality the key focus in 2006

As the UK continues to recover more and more waste paper, an ongoing lobbying and information campaign will be focusing on the issue of material quality.

PaperChain, which was initially established to promote recycling, is to work throughout 2006 on increasing the amount of paper recycled in the UK and to ensure that UK manufacturers have a consistent supply of high quality recovered paper.

Its main brief is to keep key audiences, including central Government, businesses, media and environmental groups informed about key developments in the paper industry.

With quality moving up the agenda to become a global issue on which a number of organisations are focusing, PaperChain chairman Geoff Hill believes the time is right for the organisation to focus on this.

He said: “Since its inception in 1995, PaperChain has successfully lobbied for a number of measures that have subsequently materialised, and has provided information on how to recycle paper to thousands of people and organisations.”

As part of its 2006 campaign, regular local authority, reprocessor and Waste and Resources Action Programme round table forums will continue throughout the year, developing a better understanding between paper reprocessors and local authorities.

June will also see the return of the ‘BIG recycle’, which PaperChain has supported since its launch three years ago. Planning for this year’s campaign is already well under way and details will be released during the upcoming months.

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