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Boosting the implementation of participatory strategies on separate paper collection for efficient recycling

Objective

The European paper industry is at the core of the bioeconomy, using wood, a renewable material, and Paper for Recycling (PfR) as its main raw materials for producing paper products. This industry is a strategic sector in the EU economy, actively contributing to the re-industrialisation of Europe. Currently, the production of paper and board in the EU is 91 tonnes per year, while PfR represents 63%. The contribution of PfR has increased over the last few years (from 25 t to 40 t).
This increase in the availability of PfR has not taken place in all EU states, and this is especially true in Eastern European countries. Besides, although high collection rates are achieved, the quality of this material does not always meet the requirements of paper recycling. Both facts make difficult to keep up with the increases in PfR collection rates observed over the last few years if specific actions are not taken.
IMPACTPapeRec aims to put Europe at the forefront of PfR collection, ensuring raw material procurement from mainly European sources through an innovative approach based on the participation of the whole paper value chain including citizens and municipalities, which is also open to other sectors. Main objective is to provide an innovative and common knowledge platform, which will enable present and future cooperation. Analysis on best practices in PfR collection and assessment procedures are delivered, considering specific local conditions. They will encourage reliable decisions and make solutions available to decision-makers ensuring the procurement and supply of PfR in Europe through the improvement of municipal paper collection. Medium-long results are: increases in PfR collection (up to 75%); 1.57 Mt/year and raw material savings of €385 million.
This proposal has positive support from the EU of the commitment approved within the EIP on raw materials “IMPACT - Introduction and Improvement of Separate Paper Collection to avoid landfilling and incineration”.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling

Call for proposal

H2020-WASTE-2015-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 1 Parque Tecnologico De Valencia
46980 Paterna
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 320 277,13

Participants (19)

CONFEDERATION DES INDUSTRIES PAPETIERES EUROPEENNES CEPI AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 133 300
Address
Avenue Louise 250
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
ASSOCIATION DES VILLES ET REGIONS POUR LA GESTION DURABLE DES RESSOURCES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 166 675
Address
Avenue D'auderghem 63
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
SOCIEDAD ANONIMA INDUSTRIAS CELULOSA ARAGONESA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 43 750
Address
Avenida San Juan De La Pena 144
50015 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HAMBURGER RECYCLING GROUP GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 173 713,91
Address
Aspanger Strasse 252
2823 Pitten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STORA ENSO NAREW SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 66 112,50
Address
Ul. I Armii Wojska Polskiego 21
07 401 Ostroleka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SREP SA
France
EU contribution
€ 83 875
Address
50 Boulevard Haussmann
75009 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PAPIERTECHNISCHE STIFTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 167 875
Address
Hessstrasse 134
80797 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
FAUL ANDREAS

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Kilian Strasse 13
74321 Bietigheim Bissingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEGA S.A.
Romania
EU contribution
€ 25 625
Address
Str. Crangului, 1
520032 Sfantu Gheorghe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FENIX DUPNITSA LTD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 34 166,68
Address
Razmetanitsa 50
2600 Dupnitsa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTROS COMERCIALES CARREFOUR SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 23 953,75
Address
Calle Campezo 16
28022 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 72 645
Address
Burggrafenstrasse 6
10787 Berlin
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL BUREAU
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 47 750
Address
Rue Des Deux Eglises 14-16
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
MUNICIPIUL SFANTU GHEORGHE
Romania
EU contribution
€ 13 125
Address
Str 1 Decembrie 1918 2 Judetul Covasna
520008 Sfantu Gheorghe
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
COMUNA MIHAI VITEAZU
Romania
EU contribution
€ 13 125
Address
Jud Cluj Mihai Viteazu Nr 1014
407405 Mihai Viteazu
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
OBSHTINA DUPNITSA
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 17 346,26
Address
1 Svoboda Sq.
2600 Dupnitsa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
OBSHTINA MEZDRA
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 19 016,90
Address
Hristo Botev Street 27
3100 Mezdra
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SYNDICAT MIXTE ETUDES POUR COORDINATION DEPARTEMENTALE DE TRAITEMENT DESCHETS MENAGERS DE VENDRE
France
EU contribution
€ 16 875
Address
Rue De L'atlantique 31, Bp 605
85015 La Roche Sur Yon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PROPAKMA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 47 575,37
Address
Gerokstrasse 40
74321 Bietigheim-bissingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)