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Paper recycling rates hit new heights, says ERPC

Record paper recycling rates of 63.4% have been announced alongside a commitment to keep raising the targets, by the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC). In its 2006 monitoring report the organisation, which reports on the European Declaration on Paper Recycling, found that 58.2 million tonnes of paper and board were recycled in Europe in 2006. This is an increase of 5.7 million tonnes (9.8%) since 2004, the base year for the target. Last year 13 different sectors in the paper value ...