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European recycled paper exports fell by 4.6% in 2014

Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2015 | Author: Paul Sanderson

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Exports of recycled paper from Europe fell in 2014, according to the latest data from CEPI.

A total of 9,557,000 tonnes were exported from European countries in 2014 with 93.7% of this going to Asian destinations.

This compares to 10,019,000 tonnes in 2013, representing a fall of 4.6%.

According to the 2014 Key Statistics report from CEPI, within Europe packaging paper mills used the most recycled content accounting for 67.6% of the paper recycled in Europe.

This was followed by graphic papers with 22.9% of the total of the 47,546,000 tonnes of recycled paper used.

The utilisation rate of recycled paper within total paper production in Europe in 2014 was 52.2%.

Corrugated and craft was the most recycled paper with 22,187,000 million tonnes used, with newspapers and magazines representing 11,208,000 tonnes next. This was followed by 9,144,000 tonnes of mixed papers.

Category: Recycling
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