Use of recovered paper slumps across Europe

By Greg Pitcher
REB Market Intelligence
February 14, 2024
Category: Finance & Economics
Region: International

Paper recycling fell by 7 per cent across a broad swathe of Europe last year, according to a key report. A study from the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) found that depressed production of packaging paper and board, along with the closure of certain graphic paper mills, led to the slump in use of recovered paper in 2023. The report added that production of pulp and paper dropped by 13% across the 19 countries the body covers, which include the UK. A poor economic environment, a trend towards destocking and persistently high energy costs all contributed to the fall, according to the study. …Europe’s pulp production also declined, albeit less steeply than overall paper manufacturing, said the report. Consumption of graphic paper dropped by 28% while use of sanitary and household paper fell just 4%.

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