The European Recovered Paper Council has been renamed the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC). According to the announcement, the change was performed to align with the organization’s new “Declaration on Paper Recycling.”
The name change also takes into consideration the use of the term of paper for recycling rather than recovered paper in the updated European Standard List of Grades of Paper and Board for Recycling (EN 643).
Lisa Kretschmann, Managing Director of the European Federation of Envelope Manufacturers (FEPE) as new chairperson for the 2016-2020 commitment/monitoring period, commented:
“I am delighted to have been selected as the new chairperson of the ERPC at a time where the European paper recycling value-chain seeks to surpass new boundaries with its revised target of 74% paper recycling rate. I am confident that the rebranding will provide the EPRC with an opportunity to relaunch the debate on how to achieve effective paper recycling across Europe.”
Earlier PEFC informed that McDonald’s announced that all centrally-purchased packaging in Europe is now made with wood fiber from recycled sources or forests certified to a forest certification system.