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EcoPaperLoop Project

Enhancing the Quality of Paper for Recycling in Europe

The goal of the project is to raise awareness and provide tools to enhance the recyclability of paper products as well as the collection of paper for recycling in the Central Europe region. This shall secure the quality of the raw material for the paper industry and reduce the environmental impact as much as possible. Paper represents one of the best recycled material in Europe and a good example how the circular economy may work. In order to retain the currently high paper recycling rate or even improve it in the future, a clearer definition of recycling oriented eco-design is necessary as well as a further development of the life cycle thinking in the whole paper value chain. The extended producer responsibility for an effective material recycling shall become a key driver in the decision process of environmentally focused companies. This project was co-funded by the European Union/European Fund for Regional Development under Grant No. 4CE555P3.