Umbrella organisation for recycling trade association EuRIC is to join the European Paper Recycling Council.
The European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC) is a body that brings associations together along the paper value chain.
ERPA, the recovered paper branch of EuRIC, represents the interests of companies involved in the collection, processing, recycling, transportation and trade of recovered paper, and along with the Confederation of European Paper Industries was a founder member of the previous European Recovered Paper Council.
EuRIC has joined the council when many countries are under lockdown due to coronavirus.
EPRC chairwoman Angelika Christ said: “It is critically important that collections of paper for recycling continue throughout the lockdown period as their reduction could undermine the efforts done by our sector.
“Over the past decades, the paper value chain has gone through major efforts to achieve high recycling rates. Today, production especially of packaging papers depends largely on recycling. If this input is disrupted, supply with paper products may become very difficult.”