Enhancing the Quality of
Paper for Recycling
A Central Europe Project
Outcome and Recommendations book is available
The final Outcome and Recommendations book is available for download and also as a hardcopy on request.
I - Guideline Document
Recyclability of Paper Based Products
II - Guideline Document
Eco-Design for Recycling: Criteria for Sustainability
III - Guideline Document
Recommendations on Collection Strategies
IV - Guideline Document
Policy Recommendations and Guidelines
V Krakow Final Conference Presentations
All Guideline Documents will also be available in German, Italian, Hungarian, Polish, and Slovene.
INGEDE Methods translated
In the course of the project, important INGEDE Methods have been translated into German, Italian, Hungarian, Polish, and Slovene.
PRESS RELEASE FINAL CONFERENCE IN KRAKOW
Komunikat prasowy Końcowa konferencja EcoPaperLoop w Krakowie
EcoPaperLoop Project Final Conference
December 2nd, 2014 in Krakow, Galaxy Hotel
Program: Wrap-up of the project containing the work packages
- Recyclability Assessment
- Eco-efficient Collection Systems
- Sustainability Assessment
- Transnational Policy Development
More details and the presentations are available on the conference website.
EcoPaperLoop Method 1:
Testing the Recyclability of Packaging
2nd issue of the EcoPaperLoop Newsletter "Awareness"
is available for downloadhere.
- How to test the recyclability of packaging
- Recyclability Scores yet to be decided
- Professional Day of Packaging Technologists in Budapest
- EcoPaperLoop Seminar in Ljubljana: "I'll be back", says the newspaper
Steering Committee Meeting in Milano 27—28 October 2014
EcoPaperLoop Seminar in München am 9. Oktober 2014
in German at PTS München, 11:30—16:00 hrs — click here for all the details!
Seminar in deutscher Sprache in der Papiertechnischen Stiftung in München — Details hier!
Seminar for all members of the paper chain in Sopron, Hungary on July 9, 2014
Presentations now available online!
Meghívó: Papírgyűjtési Stratégiák
Tanácskozás a Papír Lánc valamennyi tagja részételével. 2014. július 9. Szerda, Sopron, Magyarország
You missed it, but all the information will be available online: EcoPaperLoop Seminar July 9, 2014 in Sopron, Hungary,for everybody in the paper chain: recyclers, printers, publishers or agencies as well as packaging converters or representaives of administrations dealing with paper and packaging collection!
Past Seminar Jan 22 in Ljubljana
Eco-friendly recyclability of paper based products:
Recyclability evaluation and policy guidelines
The two day event consisted of a seminar with brain storming session and a practical workshop.
For more details and the full program click here.
The presentations of the seminar and workshop are available for download!
Awareness — the first edition of the EcoPaperLoop Newsletter
is available in English, German, Hungarian, Slovene, Italian and Polish.
4th International Joint Conference on Environmental and Light Industry Technologies
20-22 of November 2013 in Budapest, Hungary
Faculty of Light Industry and Environmental Engineering of Óbuda University
Last EcoPaperLoop Seminar Oct 29, 2013 in Warsaw, Poland, for everybody in the paper chain: recyclers, printers, publishers or agencies as well as packaging converters — more information here.
EcoPaperLoop seminar "Together we can improve ecological paper loop" in Ljubljana on Feb 14, 2013 — more information in Slovenian here.
Presentations about EcoPaperLoop at the INGEDE Symposium in Munich on February 13, 2013 by Graziano Elegir (Project Leader), Harald Großmann and Dennis Voß.
For project partners only: EcoPaperLoop Recyclability Seminar on January 22nd and 23rd, 2013 at PMV lab in Darmstadt. A detailed introduction into the proposed Recyclability Method for Packaging Papers. More information on the partners only page.
Presentations available: EcoPaperLoop seminar at the CEPI European Paper Week in Brussels
on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012
Graziano Elegir, Dr. Hans-Joachim Putz and Prof. Harald Großmann gave an outline of the project. The presentations are available here!
For first press release please scroll down!
NEW: "You Impresa" Business TV Camera di Commercio Milan has a video about the kick-off press conference.
Italia Grafica has a two-page feature about EcoPaperLoop
Paper is a natural biopolymer obtained from a renewable resource (wood). It is renewable, recyclable and, at the end of its life, biodegradable. Paper recycling increases the material lifespan and is a key strategy that contributes to:
- Save primary raw material (wood/forest)
- Reduce energy consumption versus the use of
- Reduce chemicals consumption
- Reduce the impact on fresh water
- Improve waste management strategies reducing
its use in thermocalorisation plants and
landfilling of biodegradable material.
One of the main driving forces to effectively implement high valuable paper recycling strategies in given regions is the ‘Environmental awareness of the society’. Nonetheless, in this context, recovered paper quality is THE key element: On one side preventing constrains during paper recycling operations and securing good quality raw material for the paper industry, and on the other side reducing the environmental impact (e.g. the better is the secondary raw material the lower is the environmental impact of its treatment) of the regions thus obtaining social benefits.
In Central Europe regions recovered paper is a major resource (secondary raw material), however, the paper recycling rates are still highly inhomogeneous. Since recovered paper is not only recycled in the country where it is produced some essential features such as ecodesign and eco-collection concepts must be developed at transnational level to increase the sustainability of the paper loop.
This is, as the project has just been approved, a first very basic website. Come back later for more information.
This project is co-funded by the European Union/European Fund for Regional Development.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us!