Skip to main content

New record for fibre recycling

The volume of paper and cardboard packaging being recycled in Europe has reached ‘a record high’, according to the European Union.

Across the 28 countries of the EU, the rate for recovered paper and cardboard packaging reached 85.8% in 2018. This is the highest recycling score in the study’s history. The largest of all the packaging materials by weight, metal and glass, came in at second and third with recycling rates of 78.3% and 74.1% respectively.

Meanwhile, the results of a recent study by the German university Technische Universität Darmstadt prove that cartons can be recycled up to 25 times.

Would you like to share any interesting developments or article ideas with us? Don't hesitate to contact us.

You might find this interesting too

Paper recyclers: No future without exports
Wanted: recycling technology heroes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Subscribe now and get a full year for just €136 (normal rate is €170) Subscribe
Share your shear stories and win a GoPro!

It’s safe to say that scrap shears are the pillars of the recycling industry. But which configurations are the future? Take part in our tech survey and get a shot at winning a cool GoPro camera!

Thousands of scrap shears are driving recycling businesses all over the world. When it comes to different types, an operator may opt for maximum tonnage or flexibility, such as a mobile set-up. An integrated baling system is also gaining popularity. Ultimately, there is no wrong or right shear; it comes down to how you’re going to use it.

Our survey is meant to map the wants and needs of today’s dynamic recycling industry. Voice your opinion here and, who knows, you may be able to capture your recycling facility in action in HD.